Humidity. Beer. Hose writing essays water splashing over the edge of a galvanized steel swimming pool. Mosquitos. More beer. Cooler doors slamming shut, the oily odor of burning citronella, and as it gets dark, blocks away, the faint wail of police sirens. Beer.
When summer heat grips the city, people migrate like birds to the cooler places, but what if exodus is not an option?