Heat Wave, July 2018

Small lakes form under armpits,
humidity prunes our faces
and on our brow
evidence of a hard day’s work
without the work.

All-Stars, June 2018

My heart belongs to you Mickey Mantle,
flask in your locker, knees of knotted pine,
launching rockets from either side,
sweating yourself sober in center field,
eyes still crossed from last night’s bender.