Cool rosé on a summer's day
Graceful damselflies display
Their lacy wings as they flit past
The odd bee on his pollen task...
The day is dry, clouds just mere wisps
The garden flowers all sun-kissed
Deck chair on the patio
Time at last to take it slow
And contemplate our hectic lives
Where drama moderates 'high fives'
On this, wee Belgium's national day*
When politics is put away.
Thank God it's Friday – long week-end!
Many «now new» Belgians blend
Into Brussels' melting pot
With yellow, black and red on top!
(c) Poet in the woods 2017