Ron Kolm

Heat waves shimmer
Just above the surface
Of the concrete patio.

My wife goes into the house
To make another pitcher
Of margaritas.

I lean back in the lawn chair
And adjust the towel
Under my head.

I look up
And a wheel of fire
Fills the sky.


RON KOLM is a member of the Unbearables and a contributing editor of Sensitive Skin. He is the author of Divine Comedy, Suburban Ambush, Duke & Jill, Night Shift and a new collection of poems, A Change in the Weather. Ron’s papers were purchased by the New York University library, where they’ve been catalogued in the Fales Library.