Don’t take a breath

by joetwo

Heavy sun beats down

Hot, humid, almost unbearable

The path shimmers in the heat-haze

There is a closeness to the air

And a smell

Free from cleaning rain

The stench of the city

Countless spilt drinks, dog turds and vomit

Is allowed to fester, to ferment

Fill the nostrils

Gag the senses

A glorious sunny day

A feast for the eyes

But my, don’t take a breath