i followed along

May's careless(compelling) motion into warmth,

(heedlessly naïve)

a

n

d

i laughed at June's promising optimism

(sunlight like a song,

& a sky like ro-

mance)

a

n

d

i surrendered to July's

sultry kiss

(humid heat and sluggish days;

a heavy solution diluted with

chlorine)

b

u

t

i cried to August let me go and

got lost in the 4 o'clock

h a(aa) z (zzzz)e of

n o n -motion

as it dragged along into the

night(…)