Summer in the City
On the F train early one morn’
A twenty-something couple got on.
With eyes only for each other
They discussed their evening plans.
After running, he suggested Tylenol
Then, he planned to start dinner
With a salad.
Such tenderness was expressed.
As a twosome, I’d say
They were blessed
Many people are away
Yet there are many of us who stay,
Taking vacation at other times,
And experience the sultry days
And cooler nights.
Within our gaze the city reveals itself in variety:
Many personal stories to see and overhear,
Bringing joy, other times a tear…
Without our layers of clothing to distance…
The heart is tugged.
Seeing the homeless and those in poverty,
Whose basic needs go awry.
We might ask why?
I pray for consensus to provide
Mental & physical health care, affordable housing, jobs,
Blessings of lovingness…
I will speak to you on August 15th…Stay cool…