Summer’s Lease

The honeyed buzz of locusts

wrings desire from the night’s

dark wanting. Cradled

in summer, too hot to sleep,

they enter the rubbing of wings.

–excerpt from “Summer’s Lease” in A Light Dusting of Breath by Donna Pucciani (Purple Flag Press, 2014). Also published in Cairn and Briar Cliff Review.

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One response to “Summer’s Lease

  1. The phrasing of this is positively exquisite, ‘honeyed buzz’ alone is so descriptively charged that it leaves its mark throughout the rest of the poem. There’s a bit of a sibilant feel throughout which makes for a delightfully provocative read.
    I really enjoyed this except.

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