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  • The sun’s rays
    reach out to me
    warming the bones
    in my body
    defining the essence
    of the grass
    trees and flowers
    around me.

    Light sparkles
    in a fountain
    and the gentle wind
    moves through the
    sky seeking water
    spraying me with tiny
    droplets cooling my skin.

    But the heat
    makes me feel
    denser and sluggish
    as I walk the three
    miles to my
    grandson’s school.
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