The sun intensifies.
It's yellow light
makes everything glow
as if lit from within.
Cicadas and crickets buzz and click
filling the air with their non-stop, jazzy tempo
and sweat trickles down the small of my back
with the smallest of movements
...or no movement at all.
Garden chores have to wait
as I sip drinks stacked full of ice cubes,
And watch everything around me grow
knowing that fall is but a step away.