summer heat

(7/5, 1998)

 

 

First Place 


   lying naked
   beneath the ceiling fan
   summer heat
               Gary Warner


Second Place 


   ~ summer heat ~ 
   the red-tailed hawk soars
   higher and higher
                     ebj


Third Place 


   summer heat
   the pot-bellied pig
   in his water trough
                       -willard



BELOW THIRD PLACE 


   summer heat
   puddles the road
   with tiny illusions
                        rdwms


     summer heat-
     in the porch's only shade
     a dying cricket
                      neca


         from the wheat field
         the golden smell
         of summer heat
                         Pardee 


               summer heat ~ 
               finches bathe in shallow stream
               taking turns
                             soji


                     summer heat
                     ice cream dribbling
                     down her arm
                                   kim h


   summer heat
   I rub my ring finger's
   emptiness
              Joann


     trembling 
     in the summer heat -
     a foal's first steps 
                           Ferris


        Loneliness---
        In the summer heat
        A hawk makes its way westward
                                       Chad Phillips


           summer heat--
           rising into a
           mirage of highway
                              Tom Williams


                at noon no sound
                but for the sparrows -
                summer heat
                             Fred


   summer heat -
    each hydrant
     a fountain
                 hilary tann


        summer heat -
        wave after wave
        a cool surfer
                       -ito


          grandmother -
          more grouchy
          in this summer heat
                               Ian


   summer heat...
      a windmill
         in the far distance
                              Hugh Waterhouse


          shimmers
          over the valley -
          summer heat
                       norm jensen


               summer heat-
               a hummingbird samples
               the bee balm
                             Timothy Russell


                    summer heat -
                    a swollen black spider crawls
                    over the cracked soil
                                           Harold


   lighting up the night ~
   summer heat lightning streaks
   across the dark sky
                        Betty


     summer heat-
     on the crystal wineglass
     imprints of her lips
                           Sue 


         breathless summer heat;
         the piñonwood stacked
         up to the vigas
                          Charles Trumbull 


             summer heat
             the smile
             on the Cool-Aid's face
             drips down the pitcher
             
   copyright 6/30/1998 by Wendy C. Bialek

                                                       


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