June 4, 2013

Dry Heat


They had heard
you could escape 
into the desert.
It's a dry heat, 
everyone said, 
sipping drinks 
at the bar,
you'll always be cool,
as long as you stay 
inside the car.
So they drove 
on through the night,
it couldn't be so very far. 
Now they're all here
around the pool,
thinking they're 
still alive;
they look 
just like us, 
on the day
we first arrived.

5/30/13