heated bind release in flow

the tears that fail me
in heat wrung out as sweating
still waters coursing

shoulders beading as rain before downpour
with exhale
drops of afternoon showers
release in rivulets
wetting everything
snaking over
inch of

down arms legs waist
as I twist and bind
working in breath
back up and into belly button
open mouth

You see my crumpled face and walk surely to me
with measured hands gripping against the slick
you draw up energy firmly
from the base of hips and spine to the nape of neck

at static of brewing storms
the leaden corners of eyes
crunch up
water surfacing
finally comes