Mary Naylor

Rookie (12/17/33 / Chicago, Illinois)

Heat Wave (Nonet) By Mary Naylor Revised August 22 2007 - Poem by Mary Naylor

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…

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 31, 2011


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