ripening

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the heat stifles
flowers wilt
fruit ripens
(as do I)

 

 August is approaching

 

 

 

 

 

snake in the grass

 

 

 

 

 

was it too late
to reinvent
to shed her skin
and start again?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dichotomy

 

 

 

 

 

her days were a struggle between holding on and letting go

 

 

 

 

 

the old couple

 

 

 

 

 

 

two old souls
hanging out
ragged around the edges
perfectly comfortable