Sidewalk Last Week of Summer Shower

Sidewalk Last Week of Summer Shower

green looping hose
tensed up tight with
unspent water
heavy in the hand

rows of green pots
thirsty sun-wilted sullen
their leaves gone limp

the hand squeezing the nozzle

stream of water leaping out
backlit in a cool white-silver arch
up and over and grounding itself
in splatters and on petals and
in the smell of wet warm concrete

that twine on the sidewalk
roll off the curb


2 thoughts on “Sidewalk Last Week of Summer Shower

    • I love that watery concrete smell as the water evaporates. It really is so evocative of this time of year for me. There is a different smell to the summer version.

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