"Ye Shall Know Me by My Fruits"

dVerse Open link night


Heavy and sluggish the sky waits and the

Clouds ease their way across the pale blue—

It is damp to the skin and my thoughts waddle instead

Of swim and slick themselves like an eel –

My neck feels limp like a noodle and my

Tongue too hot for a meal except ice cream—

July rarely whispers a caress; I figure it’s her nature

To incite and excite the flesh to open its pores,

To steam off and choose to eat nothing but watermelon,

And soak in skinny-dipping style!

July is not my embraceable; it brings me a rash,

Dills my energy and stifles my relaxation at night—

Still, July simmers me slowly over coals of passion that

March could never do—

Lemonade just tastes better when “sweltering”

Has a lease on your lips,

Umbrellas dot each backyard and kids run about

With bare bottoms and…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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