Treasure Island

Mary Naylor

(12/17/33 / Chicago, Illinois)

Heat Wave (nonet) by Mary Naylor Revised August 22 2007


Shimmering, blasting, burning furnace
Plants clutch scorched dust and ache for rain
A stray cat flicks its hot tongue
Slick, clasping, film of sweat
Clinging, shining gown
This soul praying
Hollow husk
Whispers
rain…

Submitted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
Edited: Thursday, March 31, 2011
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