summer doldrums 5

The Muse inspires art, yet in the heat

Infection flares up

The sunny days turn to only morning walks and evening prayers.

Day time is empty and idle, TV soap operas, fake news, hate —

Some liquid flows at the water fountains: refreshing, filtered.

Pool chlorine splashes in the very dry air: not even a wave.

Shallow end almost too shallow to stand;

Salt water inlet waves roll in over sand castles so small this year

Shells disappearing; the waters too warm.

Where have all the shells gone?



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