Summer Tides

Far from water, summer tides flow in

on lizard skittering, a reptile sun fit

for the leathery backs of creatures

lost on the highway south.

 

A solitary magpie in sycamore shade

stolidly unmoved, charts their course

as they slither over bitumen streets

the surface heat of an urban sea

 

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