Keep your eyes open,
Peeled back. Aware.
As you enjoy these summer days,
Which are short though sweet.
Cook, dance and sing, if you want,
As you embrace life to its fullest.
Give life a big squeeze like you hug your loved ones,
Listen to the birds sing and doing their thing!
Take a few mini naps while the cicadas hum,
Or relish in the rippling laughter of happy children.
Yet, do notice the warning yelps of the dogs,
As you stay vigilant and keep your eyes open wide.
Do not hesitate to take in all of summer’s delights,
And the wonderous joys and beauty it imparts,
But, do stay in the moment, my dears,
And most importantly, be safe!
July 18, 2021