Posted by: Kate | August 17, 2010

Summer Swim

Hot air,
Burning sphere in the clear sky.
Sweat and stickiness.
Grumpy, ornery, snappish.
Must find relief.
Hot drive.
Windows open, blowing hot air.
Parked cars.
Walk across hot sand.
Don’t wait.
Cool liquid love.
Clean strokes, swimming.
Slick, wet hair.
Human again.
Saved by the lake.


  1. Ahh, this is wonderful! These words totally evoke a hot summer’s day, today being one of them. Thx Kate :) I love the end, ‘refreshed, human again, saved by the lake’. Awesome.

  2. Very nice!

  3. Excellent! :)

  4. Reminds me of summers I’ve spent in the Midwest. I haven’t been to a lake in a long time.

  5. You captured it perfectly in words.

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