Saturday, October 23, 2010

Indian Summer in the Tropics

Indian Summer in the Tropics
By David Roth
© 23rd October, 2010

Thick.
Palpable.
Air.
Heavy with the fragrant potpourri
of coconut palm, southern pine,
gardenia, and jasmine;
a margarita of soggy gulf breeze
draped in mangrove root
and dusted with salt flavored sand.

Dank moisture laden wind
 brings no relief from the heat
of sub-tropical noon.

Long after Luna has followed
old Sol into Poseidon’s depths
and the wish filled  twinkle
of the milky way has lulled
the tiny things that bite
to somnambulant respite,
the sticky sweet veil of mist remains
in air.
Palpable.
Thick.

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