On a hot day the ‘phones sweatlodge the ears,
searing a cedar beat –
Fever Ray, gum and turps, plexer spice,
pickle-dicing the movie road.
Cold decades dead my dancing but
all red I’m glancing at
The prattling cars and
Juicing the torrid sound, lips taut
Kate Oden is a German translator and writer. She lives in New Hampshire in a household with as many dogs as people. Find her @OdenKate on X.