End of Summer in Greece

One of the three
local restaurants
closed up last night,
Monday 8th September.

Today, the sun rose again.
A hot, still morning, again.
In the village, a cat slinks
from shadow to shadow.

A young German couple
stop by the gold-filled
church, enter the café
where a radio plays
1980’s pop songs.

For an age, no one
says a word.
Summer is done.
The wait for the next
season stretches out,
a long stifled yawn.