Invisible Heat

Invisible and unnoticed heat

grasps the narrow edge

of the open car window

and tries to shimmy out

in whole but manages only gasps

like a shipwrecked passenger

trapped in a cabin below

with an air pocket slowly

springing a leak until

the car door opens.

The boil of inside bursts outside

in a mirage of tsunamis

soon consumed by heat waves

rippling across the parking lot.



Diane Webster grew up in Eastern Oregon before she moved to Colorado.  She enjoys drives in the mountains to view all the wildlife and scenery and takes amateur photographs.  Her work has appeared in “The Hurricane Review,” “Eunoia Review,” “Illya’s Honey,” and other literary magazines.