The Gulf Coast radars have been lit up most mornings this week of summer's debut.

The Gulf Coast radars have been lit up most mornings this week of summer’s debut.

Bored in a workshop yesterday morning, I amused myself with pen and paper. Maybe this by-product of invention will turn into something poetic one day. For now, I preserve it here as a sensory artifact that may be useful one day in a larger creative project.

An early morning thundershower
on the first day of summer
smells like mildew,
musky and dank
in laden air:
heavy to breathe,
easy to sweat,
nicer to sleep
late.

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