Summer in Lundsville revolves around the silent protagonist- a boy named Tommy.
Peering through his keen eyes lets us catch a glimpse
into the rural town of Lundsville and see the world as he does.
Tommy sat at the edge of his bed,
resting his chin on the window sill
Loretta sat on the steps of her front porch,
gazing at the grass in her front yard.
Her body sat there,
acknowledging the weight
of the thick summer heat
A car passes by,
breaking her gaze
She looks down,
Tommy's eyes focused,
She stands up
as if she heard her mother call
Loretta turns around,
and walks into her house.
Tommy's eyes break focus
She pulls a strand of her shiny hair
over her shoulder
and begins to twist a braid
as she watches her father out the window
Tapping his foot on the cement,
slowly gazing back and forth