Warmest Tangerine – Richard King Perkins II


The sun’s



it’s always been





smashing into air

and interstellar



but we see it

as warmest tangerine


earliest dust


across rooftops

and far-reaching



held captive

in uppermost vibrissae


waiting for months

to descend


into crisp piles

where we stroll

and caracole


through shed





but living in a way

which we

cannot imagine.


rkpiiRichard King Perkins II is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He lives in Crystal Lake, IL, USA with his wife, Vickie and daughter, Sage. He is a three-time Pushcart, Best of the Net and Best of the Web nominee whose work has appeared in more than a thousand publications.


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