S’mores, salty ocean breezes, veggie burgers on the grill, sweaty people on the bus — what’s the smell you associate the most with summer?
Unseen and loud crickets rule the night,
While fireflies flash like Christmas lights.
Humid air is among the palm trees
Leaving us feeling sweaty and damp.
In the morning, dew vanishes quickly among the dusts
as the dazzling sun finds its way up.
In the kitchen mama’s ready with her summer special
Fruitshake, grilled fish, barbecue…
Ahh smell that destroy your diet and make you famished
Forget not what father displayed on the table.
Fresh fruits and coconut wine
And look! Brother has Frangipani especially for me
While little sister looks fab in her bikini.
The waves in the beach summon
Look farther, the sea charms with its crystal waters
It’s shimmering under the sun
And from where I stand
The smell is salty, it smells of mud and of composts
and of rotten logs and twigs in the delta,
where the river meets the sea.
Ahh Summer in the Pacific!
Smells mouthwatering food from our kitchen
and fresh roses from my neighbor’s garden
Just also like a Thai Fruit Salad
Smells sweet, salty, sour, and fruity too!