It's summer with its incessant heat,
day after day of three digit temps
drains all energy and joy from me.
Then I discover early mornings,
rising long before the sun does
feeling the lingering coolness of night.
New awarenesses develop within,
as I pause to look and appreciate
the beauty of each day's arrival.
This too shall pass...as seasons do,
but other days will bring new gifts
of color, coolness and promise.
A habit of gratitude can release
my frustration with minor irritations
as I understand the cycles of life.