Donning cut- offs, shades and an XL Hawaiian, I’d been promised
the day would be easy in its menagerie of circumstance, butterfly,
heat-haze & seed-head, that the sun, the one meant to blaze for me
would arrive, now, from behind whatever layers of cloud & everything
I could wish for be humid & sweat-soaked, taken
to resting on benches, gloried & summered & already dreaming of rain.
Jack Houston is Hackney Library's Poet in Residence and is currently holding their Lockdown Poetry Workshop via the magic of Google Hangouts. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive his poetry-packed emails and maybe come join us, too.