Poetry

Hide and Seek with Summer

watching my curtains rise and fall
my breath pushes in from outside
after I have drawn them against your heat

Story by Natalie McNabb - www.nataliemcnabb.com Doodle by Billy Roids

Doodle ©Billy Roids

where did you go, lovely?

you can’t find me

in the indoor dusk of my late-noon heat?

watching my curtains rise and fall

my breath pushes in from outside

after I have drawn them against your heat

I seek you

my forehead tingles, crawls, itches

life browns, withers at my touch

scorched stench wafts to my nose

stillborn

by sultry wind

my breath finds you

prickly dampness crawls my brow

pull your arm across your sweat

I rub my face, stroke damp hair

and realize

I am found.

 

~ InterSECTIONS 2008, Vol. 9

2 Responses to “Hide and Seek with Summer”

  1. Shay Butta says:

    I LOVE this illustration. Absolutely stunning :3