Farewell to August

We drove along the boulevard and I remembered a new fountain was recently completed with colored lights. I took a left into City Park and continued west for a better view. The final sky of summer back-lit the park providing a silhouette tree-scape. Shiny silver clouds hovering like heavenly chandeliers. To our right, we could see red and purple lights rocketing the water skyward.

I parked the car and the kids ran out and up the stairs, to the fountain alter. JQ and I strolled leisurely behind them. As we approached the edge, I felt the swan song of summer sustain its final chorus just for us. I closed my eyes, caressed by the season’s warm, transient breeze.