South

traditional-porch 

In the South

it is necessary to be light of heart

The air is an entity unto itself,

its heaviness all-encompassing

 

Concrete porches shed skins of heat

Daylight malfunctions above the trees

Patches of sky stare,

blanks on the souls of the heavens

 

In summer sometimes scenery is everything

without imposing like capricious, pouty Atmosphere,

who swallows all she meets down her hot throat

 

Those who escape her live out their moments

in the longing she induces

her breath forever against their collars

 

[An old piece, reworked]

(Photo credit: houzz.com)

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