August Heat

August Heat

The world is a womb, hot and wet
and laboring to be delivered of August,
panting, gasping in the fever of afternoon,
sizzling night sweats and poached mornings.

    Piercy, Marge. “Hot, hotter,” lines 1-4, from Mars and Her Children. NY: Knopf, 1992.

Previously, mentioned and observed.

Mars and Her Children: Poems

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