Black rooftops taking in sunlight
Shadows of trees
Grass is high
Dandelions blown in the wind
Weeds stand tall.
A bird sings
Sounds of lawnmowers fade in and out.
Shredding dead leaves of winter.
Patio parties with gin cocktails
A lime in every glass
Talk of vacations
Smells of charcoal and burnt marshmallows.
Band Aids on knees
Bug spray lingers
Who’s sleeping with who?
Ted and Alice stop by
Bringing wilted salad
White with stripes.
Pornography watched on phones by boys upstairs
The air conditioner runs
And war is just around the corner.