Treasure Island

Diana Rosser


Canned heat


Heavy heat
sighs

seeps through the ridges of warped backbones
s p r e a d i n g
between the blades of shoulders
pressed
shoulder to shoulder
trickles into the crevices of buttocks
pressed
buttock to buttock

squeezes droplets from furrows
etched on glistening temples
drips
rivulets down tired cheeks
pooling beads
across the top of parched lips.

Submitted: Saturday, August 03, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 30, 2013
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