SHE RAISED THE KITCHEN WINDOW

She raised the kitchen window

to let in the summer

air,

but

saw

there

was a hole

in the screen.

She stood there

considering

the sliver

which

would

let in mosquitos,

ants, small beetles,

spiders and

flies.

The breeze

tickled her neck

and the narrow island

of skin between her tank

top

and

shorts.