Too Hot to Handle

        by Christopher Patchel and Michael Dylan Welch
 

Written by email in March 2010, and first published in Haijinx 3:1, December 2010.

 

 

dog days

the wait until dusk

to water the lawn                                                         Christopher

 

        my can of soda

        sweating too                                                         Michael

 

a double scoop

melting faster

than I can lick                                                               Christopher

 

honeymoon

the steering wheel

too hot to handle                                                          Michael

 

        the white circles

        our sunglasses shaded                                        Christopher

 

lost . . .

heat shimmers

ripple the freeway                                                        Michael