Green Tulip canopy

Weathered hands cut a delicate pepper

Cicada orchestra.

Pink, soft, curving couch

Fresh brownies are tasted together

A spice that lingers.


After hundreds of miles driven

Lunch in a gas station parking lot

Dog finds shade under the truck.


Dried leaves float
Rising high on rising heat
Light in the light blue sky
Heavy summer beach traffic.


Sitting in the warm sun,
Soft breeze rolling down the street,
Water drips down my glass.

Heartbeat slows with the moment;
A blink,
A bright skirt catches my eye.