ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©
Oh, those lazy days of summer, leave me wanting better things,
When days are long and nights are warm, with all that nature brings,
A quiet street has come to life, as morn drifts into view,
The bakery sends off scents of heaven, inviting and tempting you,
The work starts very early, as merchants sell their wares,
The coffee shop is open now, the barber fills his chairs,
As bikers ride and hikers trod, the morning light sets in,
Some old men gather on a bench, and tall tales soon begin,
Folks still enjoy togetherness, they’re blissfully secure,
In friendship and simple acts of kindness sweet and pure.
Since I live in Minnesota, those days remain far off,
I wonder if I’ll make it through, this time without a cough.