this ghost and me,
we’re both mourning the same thing
the smell of rain evaporating
off hot pavement
air conditioner blast
shivering against sweaty air
fingers sticky ice cream dripping
soles melting onto pavement
our bodies in the city
(Originally published in you are here: the journal of creative geography)
About the author:
Meep Matsushima is a poet and librarian. Her poetry has appeared in Strange Horizons, Microverses, Liminality Magazine, and other fine publications. Say “hi” on Twitter @meep_matsushima or read more of her poetry at http://meep-matsushima.neocities.org.
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