|40° IN BÚZIOS|
trickles between my breasts in endless rivulets
sings perverse notes in the wings of cicadas
relentlessly envelops me in
A blanket of the hottest dust.
greedily saps my life energy
forms a constant film of sweat on my body
seeks to leave me as only a humid
shell of the me I really am.
|Eliza Gibbons is a freelance translator and writer living in Denver, CO. She spent six years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, working in the finance area of a multinational company. She is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. This poem first appeared under her maiden name Eliza Bonner.||
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