Heat

 

I am waiting for the heat to melt me
for the sun to sink more deeply in my bones
I will be flattened    beached
bronzed

if the sun is male    so be it
let his violet rays penetrate and soothe me

or let the sun be woman
she too will take me as I open to her tongue

the warm wind passes through me like
another language
stunned       I begin the work of life