Summer Objects
Harold Bowes

in the street

the parked car,
windows rolled down

inside the car doors


across the ball field

the light beneath the trees
a narrow white band
brighter than the
surrounding light

in the house

the curtain's
flower petal pattern,

the weave

on the table

four empty coasters,
on the fifth
a red cup

on the table

next to the toothpicks
a sliver of light