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Wet July

Wet July !e buzz of the leaves and the hum of the air, summer where the seasons slip past spring, slow in the heat and stop there where locust shells cling to the trees and the spilled chlorophyll quiver cloudburst rattling the moringa. No one knows you, how the tongue clings to a mouth of cotton when you try to breach an explanation. No one knows you here, nor there weather or tear, the cream soda you sipped through sunburns and secret lives bared between teeth screeching tires of the trucks that spun when daddies grew petulant threw glass sacrifices to the roads but you know when the sky fades to the shade of an infancy draped hydrangea that the rain will drive the mimosas down and the wrens will bathe and flick their wings stop there, then fly away. ELIZABETH ESTOCHEN http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Appalachian Review University of North Carolina Press

Wet July

Appalachian Review , Volume 49 (3) – Sep 10, 2021

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University of North Carolina Press
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Copyright © Berea College
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2692-9244
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Abstract

!e buzz of the leaves and the hum of the air, summer where the seasons slip past spring, slow in the heat and stop there where locust shells cling to the trees and the spilled chlorophyll quiver cloudburst rattling the moringa. No one knows you, how the tongue clings to a mouth of cotton when you try to breach an explanation. No one knows you here, nor there weather or tear, the cream soda you sipped through sunburns and secret lives bared between teeth screeching tires of the trucks that spun when daddies grew petulant threw glass sacrifices to the roads but you know when the sky fades to the shade of an infancy draped hydrangea that the rain will drive the mimosas down and the wrens will bathe and flick their wings stop there, then fly away. ELIZABETH ESTOCHEN

Journal

Appalachian ReviewUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Sep 10, 2021

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