Afternoon. The trough. Restless snakes seeking shelter in veins.
Parched and peeling, a reticulated brain.
Nothing has plummeted, stretching the well fabric of potential to its tearing point. A local minimum that only evening, with its cool darkness and possibility can fill.
The photographer covers her iris; the labourer mops his brow. Too harsh and too hot.
Existence tempered only by the eternal difference of tomorrow.