We rock in chairs on the front porch

Reciting our favorite memories

Laughing until our ribs cramp,

Summer started early this year

And it’s hot, no amount

Of sweet tea can cool us off

But we insist on sitting outside

Our bare feet tiptoe to not burn

My sundress allows slight circulation

And your unbuttoned shirt the same


The sunset a bright yellow glow

That lights up the entire field

We watch the bees dance around the marigolds

And the hummingbirds around the little red feeder

We converse about our next trip

Italy, Greece, or maybe Scotland

How we’ll explore during the day and

Dance through the night,

I never knew life could be so easy