dog days of summer

summertime fish jumping
they are high on cotton
cotton’s high in field

yankees to the shore
southerners flee to beaches
where the air is clean

pesticides in pond
four eyes fish trying to escape
smoke from haystack

dogs jump in car
bringing only towel and bone
forgetting sunscreen

hound chow their puppy
barking at every mail truck
passing subaru

eventually arriving
Lee’s Inlet Kitchen
hush puppy dinner

Wing’s Duncan shopping
shelling out shells for sunscreen
walk along beach

first stop salt water
pond where mullet jump for joy
chasing duck warm up

frisbee on warm sand
cooling off sea, shaking dry
barking at seagulls

back to their condo
egg salad sandwich lunch
peanut butter bones

dreaming of dinner
along the way to the beach
barking at mailman

beer steamed hot dogs Lums
one time owner Caesar’s Palace
sixty million

dining Lums a dream
nebraska massachesetts
only two exist

hitching Drunken Jack’s
hush puppies honey butter
vegan sole filet

strawberry daiquiri
watch fishing boats through window
coquille st jacques