stage show yellow

cicadas play back-to-back sets
eventually
emptying their entire bodies of music
and when nothing but the shells remain
the wind comes to tickle them

stepping out of the house
and into summer
I walk a town sweltering
beneath yellow gels
from a stage show set in Mexico
and no-one can move without
sweating
and no-one wants to talk
and we pass like liquid robots
all looking for a new sound

the hush of ice
whispers in the shade
or the splash of a long river
bending back
into a blue miracle.

 

 

cicadas play back-to-back sets

eventually

emptying their entire bodies of music

and when nothing but the shells remain

the wind comes to tickle them

stepping out of the house

and into summer

I walk a town sweltering

beneath yellow gels

from a stage show set in Mexico

and no-one can move without

sweating

and no-one wants to talk

and we pass like liquid robots

all looking for a new sound

the hush of ice

whispers in the shade

or the splash of a long river

bending back

into a blue miracle.

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