Summer rested like a monster.
Call it a heat flash?
The sun - swallowed, like a beast!
Remember its last show of hands,
the last stop-light afternoons spent
with you cupped in my arms -
Summer slept the sun away. The sun -
you swallowed the tidal wave!
You, who drew lines thicker than blood,
gone, Gone - Did you hear it?
The body that left bruises patched through my skin?
The bees hum through it,
the gnats purr through it,
and you: you buzz in heat with it,
and I: I search under every tree and every river for it,
wait for it,
ask for it,
lengthen the nights of my days for it -
How is it that no one has ever prayed for us?