summer

.stumbling through shrinking shadows
…..sleeping like black cats
………in the midday heat
…..clinging to the walls
.reduced to dreaming of cool darkness
…..flowing past tired limbs
.stumbling unseeingly past brown straw blades
…..vibrant burning roses
………hazy blurred air above melting asphalt
.each step is an effort – eyes only
…..on the next bit of near non-existent relief