In the Summer
breaking the wet night open, just for a moment.
Our damp arms touching at the crossing. Both recoiling.
and make a starfish on the bed and you take your clothes off
and stand in front of the open fridge and I watch you glowing in the light.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Elizabeth Russell did the MA programme at the IIML in 2009. She now lives in Hawke’s Bay, freelance writing and working in the arts sector. In the Summer is from a series of Japan poems, which relate to a longer fiction project Elizabeth is working on (slowly).