8/19/01
DFW-LAX

Filling an old space
Not so easy to do:
Time’s river flows fast.
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Summer’s heat burns through
The grass, yellow and brittle
Waits for winter rain.
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My voice betrays me
What am I feeling today?
My words stop, no clue.
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The heat, now below
Rough air ahead, seat belts on
Clouds gather and wait
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Brown skin in the air
Making it harder to breathe
The sunset dire red.
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Gray cat looks regal
Perched upon the pillow
Eyes closed and purring.
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Her naked thigh shown
My heart jumps and smiles wide
I know gratitude.
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