Housecat
Rengay by an'ya USA
Carmen Sterba Japan
dreadfully hot
even this bountiful breeze
is wasted
two electric fans per room
as the monthly bill rises
dog days
for now a leaf plant sits
atop our woodstove
lazy afternoon
a housecat spreads out
on the coolest floor
the worm inches
toward dewy greenery
temperature drop
young lovers move closer
on the porch swing