I’ll take a full day at the pool,
Come out in the morning when it’s too cool for proper swimming,
But huddle under a towel until the heat rises,
Unbearable to be out without a quick dip
In that glorious 80 degree water.
And then back in the sun—
Lather, rinse, repeat—
All day long until it drops again (the sun)
Below the high-rises and the condos,
The Polynesian Putter sign,
The place where Hemingway took a dump in 1932,
|Enshrined forever
In a chrysalis of light and heat.