Running around Bayou St. John
Fish are jumping'
Turtles heads stretched from shell towards sun.
Quickly retreat to the water as I come near.
Ducks and geese hanging around on the grass
Shedding feathers as they preen to passers by
Dark clouds floating lakeside to riverside
Lightning show commences
Thunderstorm rumbles in the middle of the day.
Sprinting to avoid the drip drop of the rain
Shirt clinging, perspiration increases
As the wet heat radiates from the broken asphalt streets.
Newly renovated homes, with FOR SALE signs,
Catch the eye with their bright colors shouting
"Look at the possibility"
Abandoned homes with broken windows,
Vines overtaking the roofs and foundations whispering
"See what's been forgotten."
I enter my gate welcomed by geckos of varied hues
Mosquitoes giving me a love bite to say G'MAWNIN'
Dragonflies buzzing about
My wind chime rings out the winds song as
Sonorous saxophone sounds comes from my neighbors house.
The fan keeps blowin'. - Antoine Diel 6/22/2015