by Pat Kelly
Rascal Flatts playing over the p.a. at the Spar grocery store.
Howling dogs- feral? wild?
Men’s voices calling out- Happy Hour attendees?
High pitched import vehicle horns tooting at all hours.
Mosquito buzzing in my ear- daily malaria meds taken? Check.
Hammers on wood.
Exuberant, grateful voices raised in praise.