The sophisticated and the conventional
For the simple yet elegant
Domains of pleasure
The trees moving like a swoon of ecstasy
The backyard comes alive
And you become rejuvenated
By what was always there for you
Without productivity or synthetic charm
The never-ending source
Of these experiences
Only serves to further
An already glorious summer afternoon
David I. Mayerhoff is an emerging writer while being a practicing physician and psychiatrist for the last 35 years. His areas of specialty are in Graduate Medical Education, the chronic mentally ill, and academic research with a focus on the heterogeneity of schizophrenia disorders. His current work involves caring for the mentally ill within the developmentally disabled population.
Selected poetry of his can be found at drsyke.wordpress.com, allpoetry.com, poetry.com, as well as published selections at PoetryBay/ Long Island Quarterly, the Paragon Journal, The Voices Project, GNU, and elsewhere.