Late June

Humidity grows high and heat holds it tight.

Pupils wiggle free of their seats. An angel cracks

A can open. A voice breaks. Triple plays transpire. Twilight

Corazon radio love, Sonido Suave and tank tops are back

With a vengeance. Sirens interrupt. Kids and flirt. Beach

Boys “oldies” resound with static edges. Freedom screams.

Whiffle-snap nights herald the long-awaited reach

Of linden tree and garbage June. Waterfowl careen,