Soon Upcoming – Lisa Kilian

May 7, 2009 § 1 Comment

 

The mornings take place on front porches 
and the girls sweat in their dresses. 
The swamp smell of ponds floats in 
the humidity of the wind. 
It tangles between the trees and the houses 
and with the wooden smell of barbeque comes laughter. 
The children run after dogs 
screaming, 
and the parents slowly sip picnic beers 
while the water drips down to the table 
leaving a ringed reminder. 
The heat grows so thick and 
twines in between our fingers, 
wraps around our movement, 
suffocates, 
and all we can do is sit. 
The pavement is too hot for our feet and 
the air is too truthful. 
We all live in the shadows. 
We drink the water of the air 
and the grass lives green before 
the droughts set in. 

 

Fancy's Dove - Judith Irwin

Fancy's Dove - Judith Irwin

 

The mornings take place on front porches

and the girls sweat in their dresses. 

The swamp smell of ponds floats in 

the humidity of the wind. 

It tangles between the trees and the houses 

and with the wooden smell of barbeque comes laughter. 

The children run after dogs 

screaming, 

and the parents slowly sip picnic beers 

while the water drips down to the table 

leaving a ringed reminder. 

The heat grows so thick and 

twines in between our fingers, 

wraps around our movement, 

suffocates, 

and all we can do is sit. 

The pavement is too hot for our feet and 

the air is too truthful. 

We all live in the shadows. 

We drink the water of the air 

and the grass lives green before 

the droughts set in.

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