Friday, May 19, 2017

Idle Fumes (Day 121)

Photo: B137 via Wikimedia Commons

cars idle fumes rise 
like steam 
parking lot black with sun 
hazy overhead   

cashier said we're due 
for storms when it gets this warm 
and wind circles like a half-blind 
shark in shallow water 

waves of exhaust_ion swell
building underfoot 
like melting tar 
but no 

that's the slow freight 
graffitied cars oily 
reverberating through 
the kudzu

(c) 2017, by Hannah Six

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