Taking a breather.
The garden is bursting,
the market wares are abundant.
Neighbors and friends offering up the plentiful
from their plots.
So let's enjoy, slow it all down, use what is fresh and free.
Put down the exotic liqueurs (unless they are homemade!),
the fanciful bottles from faraway places; we can get back to them when the seasons change.
For now let's reach into the basket or pluck from the earth (with great thanks) and sip some seasonal potables.
Like this fresh Crenshaw Melon and Mint Cocktail,
your choice of booze.*
*Mine was bourbon