Heat of the Moment

      by Michael Dylan Welch and Deborah P Kolodji

First published in Skylark 5:2, Winter 2017, page 109. Written around midnight of 5–6 November 2010 in Seabeck, Washington.

global warming
you ask me again
to take out the trash                                                      Michael

        dark chocolate melts
        in the fondue pot                                                   Debbie

boiling over
our discussion on ways
to cook leeks                                                                  Michael

summer heat
she puts off
weeding the garden                                                       Debbie

        first day of vacation
        cures the fever                                                       Michael

wine glass clink
a burst of flame
in the fireplace                                                               Debbie