Under Heat
July 2011

“Under Heat,” New Era, July 2011, 49

Under Heat


Devil hot

Through the thick air

The sun beats down

Upon my brow,

The heat my heart

To make faint.

The land of green

Baked red and black.

And I, fallen to my knees,

Turn my eyes toward the sky,

And with a gasp of breath

Find strength within the light.

Photo by Lane V. Erickson