The heat blazes down like
Lava finding its course from
Molten mouth that gapes wide
Open in a fiery yawn.
Sweat forms like a strand of pearls
Around my neck and forehead
I feel alive and powerful
I am pulsing with life that is
Both hot and sweet in its embrace.
I surrender to the flow of warmth
As strength and vitality move through me
Etching out their course in wet furrow
Of brow and shoulder blade.
The sun hangs overhead in full glory
No eyes may see its blinding beauty
We turn away and close lids that are
Still not able to veil its mysteries.
The heat blazes all around and
All of the world rejoices in Summer’s kiss.