a sigh echoes in the stifling earth
and a suffocating breath of wind ripples hot across the grass
and trickles through the tree leaves
here the hot smell of summer
lingers around the form of a girl
lying in the sunbath-
a heated victim of the burning air.
she stirs on the dry grass
as a cloud passes over the sky's light.
the world darkens for a moment.
and is still.
[This message has been edited by Mark4Him@juno.com (edited 09-27-1999).]