melting & burning

A Summer Sonata – Celia Dropkin
November 2, 2013, 3:19 pm
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I bathed in fresh, clear waters,
I saw my white feet through a bright, green stream.
I walked home barefoot through a thick forest,
The forest breathed heavily and intoxicated me sweetly.
I emerged into a wide field,
The wind caressingly licked my feet.
They kissed the grass, and even the bite
Of a huge fly was passionately tender.

I came home full of ecstasy and love,
My heart beat quickly, I breathed hotly,
And everything was wonderful before my eyes,
As if a great happiness would happen to me.

And when the night came on still and hot,
Something sharp gnawed in me and pulled at my heart,
As if someone were kissing me in the night,
As if snakes were sucking me.


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