Asphalt

Hot as asphalt
At summer noon

The black leather
Goddess sizzles

Radiates heat
So hard she aches

Those around her
Walk gingerly

Speculative,
Cautious, inspired

Asphalt crumbles
At its edges

Cracks spidering
From beaten paths

Potholes jarring
Jouncing, jolting

Words aren’t needed
to say, “fix me”

Pack in a patch
Of aggregate

And slurry seal
Smoothed glossy black

Supple as skin
Tough as leather

And there, a bit
worse for the wear

but still working
tough as ever

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3 responses to “Asphalt

  1. So true – made me smile (I know people who are like asphalt)

  2. Yes that kind of thing even after Job like experiences.

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