she longed for

a cool verandah

Adirondack chair; porch swing

mint julep; rum spiced ice tea

vodka-lemonade; condensation

dripping down frosty glasses

leaving puddles of dew

honeyed morning glory; exotic hibiscus

shadow of live oaks; scented piney forests

summer sky blue lake; sun-diamonded seaside

as she sweated,

swayed, and swore

on subway commute (53 words)

(image: Lorraine 2010; 2017)

dreams for twiglet 30: a cool verandah; also shared imaginary garden with real toads, tuesday platform