Summer – Anna G Stone

Walking barefoot

Ouch! Searing concrete,

Waves of heat
shimmering.
Drool drops –

Splat! Dog’s tongue
lolls in dirt.
Plants wilting despite
hand watering.
Clouds building on
far horizon.
Windowpanes rattle,
clouds are closer yet –
Drought breaks.
Parched earth now
sea of mud.
But oh, what
Relief.