Red rocking chair
Lazing on the screened-in porch,
Beckons me with outstretched arms
And lazy tilt,
To stop fighting with this
Muggy-hot dog day
That leaves me panting and perturbed,
And just set it all down awhile.
Red rocker waits,
Wills me to recline,
The bustling demands
Of a yellow, oven-hot August day
And just be,
Let it lull some quiet
Into my soul.
kpeterson Sept. 5, 2013
Thank you “Out on the Porch” 2013 Calendar for your Sept. picture.