Sun blasted tree waiting

Friday, June 11, 2010

Ticking time
Waiting benches for phantom sitters,
dogs milling at their feet,
invisible

children wailing, sun-bitten, red with fever
eye rubbing fisted infants, twisting
strollers heating smelling of warm plastic, toxins
curdled milk-filled baby bottles, discarded and dripping
wet clothing on wet diapers, reeking

relentless sun heating benches,
shade-less tree, trembling leafless,
breeseless air, storm cloud greilling, broiling,
animate life evaporateing, limp, covered in humidity
sinking ground-ward, heat-stroked, palid
descending into unconsciousness
semi boiled brains fervid dreaming
of Ice flows, glaciers, cold springs refreshing
ice cubes floating in condenscing dishes

Writing by Regina Stemberger

Photo "A moment of reflection" by Sudhamshu

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