A lazy summer day;

Hot, dry, unbearably bright,

Fish swim aimlessly in the pond.

I sit in my cheap plastic lawn chair taking it all in;

Soaking up the environment.

Just me, the chair, and my book.

Peaceful, or so it seems.

Until… there!

I see it and groan.

Amidst the tall grass emerges a furiously wagging tail following a fast approaching canine.

Wearily I close my book and wait for the intruder to pounce.

With a ridiculous leap my solitude is broken.

Oh well, I should enjoy these lazy summer days.

It isn't long before I'll be bound to the constrictions of school.

I guess I'll enjoy this sweltering Texas summer;

Wagging tail and all.