this hot weather is making me lethargic
and nostalgic for a hand knit hammock
suspended between two wooden posts
propping up the corrugated tin roof
that kept the sun out of my eyes
while i focused on the crowns
of a distant trio of coconut palms
before snapping a photograph
that will always evoke memories of
intermittent warm dusty breezes
weeks in sweat drenched t-shirts
bucket showers of cool sticky well water
and the image of my grandmother
in socks, sarong, knit sweater, and beanie
snacking on green grapes while lounging
on an identical hammock three feet away

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