Brick baked heat drops panting dogs & children
as parents pinkly peel.
Sausage & chop succumb to the barbie’s rough kiss
& gently char.
Toothless baps wait to be fed.
Grandparents customise winter wear –
revealing pale arm & knee.
Mum & dad clutch cool cans,
beam & relax.
Sticky as a bun, children bawl, bicker & screech
Through ice-cream oceans,
Attracting wasp, fly & bee.
And the flip-flopped multitude applauds summer’s start,
Beneath a blue unblinking sky.