The sun scorches skin at the speed of light.
Ants circle fresh blood drops in the desert.
A lush swamp cloaks
the loud bird, with one foot a soak,
as the inconspicuous alligator stalks by water cover.
Bear breaths billow, in the twilight of may,
expelling the heat from within
the pines of a northern forest
feel the sensation of steam tendrils twirling in and about their long,