The tale-tell sounds of summer nights…
The hum of air-conditioner motors.
A mixed-up bird, cackling.
Train horns at a crossing.
The steady drone of traffic,
People getting their ice cream.
Diesels engines coming to life.
The buzz of the street lights,
Telling us to head home.
The rumble of a Harley,
Waiting at that train.
An airplane coming in to land,
Bringing weary travelers,
Eager for bed.
Two toads who live in the flower bed,
Serenading us each night.
…these sounds I take for granted.
Are sounds you’ll never hear again.