Summer heat suffering, doctor says stay
Indoors, drink plenty of fluids, avoid
Jungle-like forests, ticks and mayflies.
Early morning walks permitted, no
More than one mile. How I miss cold
Spring mornings of Atlantic Canada, sea
Gales, frosty nights, cloud-scudding days.
Yes, I am an island girl, even if bridge
Connected, New Brunswick or Maine,
Fresh air, lobster fishers, feeling of home.
For now, I’m sequestered to seashores,
Fermenting marshes of lower latitudes.
Thanks for reading.