too wild to contain

steam on my wineglass


warm air like balm

creatures moving

vibrations of critters

birds singing

and motorcycles on dirt roads

thick dust clouds

breaking branches

iguanas falling from the sky

thump onto the ground

and run up the tree to do it again

unusually large green leaves

growing almost before your eyes

piercing heat wave

makes your eyes heavy

monkeys roaring at sunrise

chlorine drying my skin

and making my hair a tint of green

like the algae in rio balso

across the street

or at the waterfall

where chiggers bite

and cool water quenches

to the bone

in the shade of its powerful


a beauty too wild to contain

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