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New promises for a new day,

the sun has been shining for the hours I’ve spent

by the window holding my coffee mug.

I watch the neighbourhood,

kids skip or drag themselves to school,

suited men and women clutching laptop bags

and takeaway mugs,

yawn their way to their cars or buses.

As the morning stretches on, it quietens

and belongs to the older residents

and a few lazy cats.

The sunbeams move across the concrete

as the day ticks on,

and the streets are calm and peaceful.

I can feel summer in the air from my window

as I turn my face to the warmth from above,

and smile.