With familiar views of the city, I dined alfresco along the river’s edge. I was led to a table as the hanging humidity swelled the clouded skies of gray. Protected beneath the dining tent, the weather pitched in a tumultuous mood. A sudden burst and the rain sheeted down lying weighted on the water. Weighted on the water, I looked at the rising level and imagined that weight on me, your body the way it used to lay on mine. The image fevering a familiar pulse surged through my veins. You moved in slow, deliberate ways. I free fell in rapid riveted waves. I closed my eyes disinterested in the menu and felt your heaviness weighing me down. My cheeks flushed an emotive flood in the humidity of the summer rain.

Summer Rain by Kimberly Nelson ǀ @gemstone.poetry

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