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I remember a day

I seemed to think that there was something
I wanted to do
on this hot & dusty august afternoon,
 - but for the life of me,
I can’t remember what it was.
and so, here we lie in the shade
of the orange trees
by the pool
with an icy drink, a book and a cigarette
while the silence & the unseen crickets
& the all-embracing heat haze
shimmers and buzzes and sizzles all around us
guiding us gently towards tomorrow.