because it is the 2nd of July and summer
begins when we say summer because today
we are driving to the country to sit
on the porch what I want to do this summer is sit on the porch
see what I can from the red velvet day bed with no springs left in the perfect
corner facing birds and trees notebook in front of me
maybe the yellow Italian notebook I’ve saved for a while fountain pen
second pen a novel maybe Less by Andrew Sean Greer we will
stop at the Cairo Public Library see what’s there go to the store
for a simple dinner the book I’ve been writing for years and years
Every Fish Has a Tale will be the book I’ll write again.
Maybe I’ll write a poem.