Vienna In Summer

Excellence Award in the 'Write Here Write Now 2017' competition

coffee stained tables, cigarette smoke motifs
friendly green trees and open-armed air

sun-kissed eyelids, faint bird banter
muffled clattering of horse hooves against cobble stoned streets

crowded cathedrals, walls dressed with art
history laced roads watched by wandering bubble bath clouds

clinks of mingling glasses, the exchange of neighbourly grins
a wrinkled man outside a souvenir store with a pipe betwixt his lips

it’s a perpetual buzz that lingers and persists
it’s eternal in my soul for it’s impossible to abandon

the tenderness of vienna in summer