When the Devil Beats His Wife

When the Devil Beats His Wife

soft drops sigh into blacktop
rendering it just bearable for bare feet

one is never wet in a
summer storm
only warmer
with water drying damp on cotton like
an old quilt unearthed from
cellar memories

the sun remains
a lingering, not unwanted,
but uncommon presence
commingling with the clouds
a guest reluctant to leave

summer storms
abandon the sky swiftly but without notice
july heat burns sideways
reigniting thirst
the grass chafes brown against itself again.

Mia Fowler

is an actor, director, and writer based in New York. She is currently living out a childhood dream as a writer for Lego Harry Potter and the Transgender Witch.

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