The sun burns hot, but there’s a breeze
in the yard I can hear the hum of the bees.
The ocean, it never is very far away
the sun is shining, here I want to stay.
Temperatures are hot, the air, it sings
We know already what the next day brings
more blue skies, more light and sun
Southern California is home and fun.
This summer things are different though
the danger is omnipresent, that we know.
But still, I need the sunshine and the air
I’ll go outside and I take care.
The sunsets still are so one-of-a-kind
I have a hard time to get them off my mind.
The colors, the clouds, and the palm trees
swaying in the summer breeze.
And even when the times are hard
when we are in crisis and hold up our guard
There’s still the beauty of nature to roam
outside our window, in our hearts, we call it home.
(Copyright: Aurora Jean Alexander, July 2020)