in fact, they're often
brutally formal, divided
into seasons that assault the senses
with alarming polarities.
Architecture is always more interesting
than being far from home. A big front
means there is a big back. It's hard
to concentrate on things that don't
move around much. Little
sheets of skin peel from
my sunburned arms.
If the midsummer cloak
of this dense humidity lingers
any longer, I shall revert to an ice bath
as remedy, or to sending you something
that smells like it doesn't.