Buzz, wasps drinking coke from party cups
in the hot summer sun.
Sticky trash cans under the pagoda in the park.
Half-naked teenage boys on bicycles and
white girls getting sun burns in the grass.
Soda fizz, addictive sugar, bubbles up my nose
and panting dogs drooling as they walk.
Ice cream’s melting on the pavement
as you take a selfie with your cell phone.
Pretty soon, the thunder’s gonna break the sky
and the swimming pool will close.
Complain about how hot it is
because it’s just too damn hot
and just a couple weeks ago
I was wearing a sweater. LOL