Tagged: humidity

to iron out a

to iron out a
stubborn wrinkle requires time,
a night of snow, a

whistling teapot, enough
layers to shake loose the ache
.
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the backs of my knees

the backs of my knees
are swearing, loudly enough
so that the rest of

the body is caught awake
and aware, sticky with words
.
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there is a tear in the

there is a tear in the
pillow of summer
through which we
stuff our most
memorable dreams –
there are moments
so vivid, even the
heat is not far behind
.
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in this part of the

in this part of the
country, the sun
unfurls
a heated
wet blanket, an
oshibori of sorts,
as a gesture of
summer’s arrival.
there is, however,
little courtesy
involved, and
the only thing
that feels
wrung are our
withering bodies
.
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