Once I finished our vacation, I had to go out of town for work.
So, until I have a chance to regroup, I'll celebrate the onslaught of Kentucky's hot and humid 90 degree weather with a pre-recorded rant, of sorts.
an honest cool
You may keep your mechanized ice wind
and your chilled illusions of comfort.
Keep your indoor, in car, in sidious summer "life"
and rest easy in your climate-controlled hell.
give me the quiet honest cool
of a sweet night breeze
at the end of a hard warm summer day.
I'll gladly take respite from the sun's rays
in the smooth gray shade
of a gracious oak.
I will celebrate the splash of a spring fed creek
and the sprinkle of children at play
and the sudden summer shower
at the end of a long august day
and I will rest my head
soft and easy
on my pillow and sleep.