Day in Deep Summer
The forecast ... hot.
At Farmers' Market, in waxy still life:
cucumber, purply eggplant, red pepper.
Local melons stacked in mountains
get the daily ration of thumps
and shakes. In the distance,
the park fountain is a tree of cool glass
among maple and willow.
Day reaches its peak
you gather prolific backyard squash
and water furrows around tomatoes.
When you reach to pick
the Red Haven peaches, large globes of heat
drop into your palm.