Summertime Love

One sheet.
Night heat.
Ceiling fan air.
Skin bare.
T’s, shorts, briefs, thong—all on the floor.
Less is more.
He finds she adores
his fingers tracing her tan
in a full-body scan.
Night heat. Skin bare. Less is more.


Richard Swanson, Madison, retired English teacher and former WFOP Secretary, enjoys working within conventional poetic forms, such as the romantic ovillejo (oh-vee-YAY-ho), popular during Cervantes' time. Richard's latest full-length collection is "Slow" and Other Poems (Fireweed Press).