Never Before, Here

Never have we had this dry heat,

The drought of Madrid, Nice, Sicily

It makes the outdoors a good place to be

Before, humid suffocation did we meet



Monday, vacation or work day

This year, first day

Of the last full Summer month

Scary how crumbles another month



Earlier, longer darkness

Gives a first Autumn finesse

There’s no Autumn chill yet

In this strange Summer we’ve met