Hot summer sun By l.k. ode

Hot summer sun

blistering heat bleeds into night
and the moon is seared

sanguine into sky
the city sits like bricks at

the bottom of my stomach and
I lie awake for hours

tangled in sticky sheets,

silent movie playback
to the sound of

distant sirens and
helicopters circling

over sunset and

By l.k. ode


l.k. ode is a cinematographer by day, poet by night— living and writing in Los Angeles, California. Born in San Diego, she was fascinated with visual expression and poetry at an early age. She is currently a freelance cinematographer, and she embeds her poetic instincts into each one of her projects.

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