rolling blackouts
cicadas ratchet
up the heat

4 Responses

  1. Mary Stevens Says:

    Nice conflation of the senses, Bryan!

  2. Billie Dee Says:

    Terrific poem Mary. “Rachet” really captures the sound. I can feel the heat.

  3. Billie Dee Says:

    . . .err, Bryan

  4. Marion Clarke Says:

    I love how the sound of the cicadas appear to increase the heat, Bryan, and the use of “ratchet” introduces tension. A fine haiku.

    marion

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