Dogs 2010

HEAVY AIR
(5/12/10)


oppressive clouds
obscure the sky
compressing
the earth
in heat
and humidity

slight movement
soaks the skin
in sweat

the dripping
discomfort
of elevated activity
discourages people
from any notion
of maximum
motion

they long
for the high
dry skies
of summer

they dream
of sunburns
and charred
flesh