The patronizing hymn

Of the summer air pierced me

Like you were sinking your teeth

Into me once more


The hot air singed my skin

Enough to make the pool water

Repel off of me

Just like the way

You had grown to


This used to be our equinox;

Our turning point

Where we went from

Platonic soulmates

To star-crossed lovers


I thought the heat

Wouldn’t affect me the same

Now that i’ve locked

My new pet inside of my cage


But you hold the keys

And you dangle them over me

As the humid air

Left you sticky on my palms


Maybe this year

I will finally sweat you out of me

And we can both lay freely

Getting scalded by the sun