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A New York City Summer

By September 2, 2018 No Comments

The sun is hot

The city, loud

Screaming with life

Filled with crowds

The kids are outside

Fire hydrants busted open

Water guns and chalk sticks

Little girls and jump ropes

The ice cream trucks sing

Promises of cool treats

Then the sun starts to set

But people stay in the streets

People sit out in lawn chairs

In a place with no lawns

In the concrete jungle

Everyone belongs

They sit with their music

Their banter, their day

Relishing the summer night

Before it fades away


Stacy St. Hilaire

About Stacy St. Hilaire

Stacy St. Hilaire is a fledgling indie author, blogger, and graduate from City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. Her essay Marcus Garvey: From Jamaican Peasant to Potent World Leader is featured on Dale Shield’s iForColor.org, and she has contributed numerous articles and videos on the 18 Karat Reggae platform using the pseudonym Bronx Girl.