CUT UP HEAT

 

Calvin breaths the haze

thinks about its engulfment.

What mask to wear

if all of the sudden the air waves clog.

Where will we all run for cover?

 

Four more days of sun

my arms begin to blister

a dark red rash.

Drench my skin with honey and salt

more like a salve then a train wreck.

 

To think about

touching in a heat wave

and skin falling off -

a dress unzipped, dropping

wrapped around my ankles.

 

Calvin and I sleep,

wait for the peace of an air planes breeze.

He's moving towards me

says he can't help being so close,

though his breath burns my skin.

 

I've misplaced the path,

lost my place in this apartment,

stumble on carpet.

I look for Calvin in the dark

guided by the map of his weather.

 

More months of swelter

and buildings melting into sand piles.

before the rain comes.

Calvin is a name I am speaking

when found, passed out on the kitchen floor.

 

Emily Crocker

Topics: 
Free tags: 

2 Comments

kevin kilroy's picture

I moved by this poem. taken to another world, other possibilities of body - recognition. A relationship seems to be dissolving from the inside out. This is where poetry needs to be.

great work's picture

I REALLY LIKE THIS

Pages

  • Latest
  • Popular
  • Tags
  • Comments
Widespread Panic are back to close out their annual run at t...
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 13:10
Formed from weekly shows at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads...
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 13:07
Widespread Panic are back TONIGHT for their annual run at th...
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 13:06
Today, Yonder Mountain String Band releases their first new...
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:27
...
hh
2 months 3 weeks ago
Legend Valley is only 50 miles from home,I'm gonna have to catch the Jubilee one of t...
3 years 5 days ago
For more about Thomas Merton check out this site written by one of his studens:   mer...
3 years 1 month ago
Diana Krall concert is coming soon in Valley Performing Arts Center,North ridge on Ap...
3 years 3 months ago