It's early in the day,
But the sun has risen already.
People are going to beaches and vacations.
A season to stay outdoors
and enjoy the rays,
or even some showers.
Schools are closed, but some attend for the summer.
Season of half-nakedness and air conditioned homes.
Season of Mr. Softee, neighborhood ice cream man.
His white mobile slowly passes
Into streets like a celebrity.
Kids of every hue as well as adults…
Lining up for ice cream!
How would anyone know that Mr. Softee was in town
If it wasn't for that very familiar music
mixed with the engine sound.
He's like a father coming home from work or a distant trip.
The throng coming from every where are like children
Running to daddy, who's been out all day.
How they love Mr. Softee,
And don't mind trading Washingtons
especially in mid-summer seasons.