Patio Seating by Kim Drew Wright

Kim Drew Wright
Kim Drew Wright


Patio Seating


mesh metal tabletop

drips of vinaigrette drop

splash on top of toes

newly sprung

translucent as salmon bone

flip flop


legs cross, uncross

lunch partners patio’ed

conversations spawn over

switching seats

so silver scaled polka dot

aged spot skin won’t fry

in these upstream rays

swish swish


palms clutch overdone

upper arms, smiles flow

thoughts run, consumed

by the sun

swimming down to us, plated –

endless winter




Kim Drew Wright has short fiction and poetry in several print and online literary journals. She graduated from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and had an advertising career. While currently residing in Richmond, Virginia, she has lived in seven states in the Midwest, South, and East Coast. Three young children, two crazy Westies, and one husband in retail occupy Kim’s time when she is not scribbling furiously at her desk or paddle boarding the James River. A book of linked short stories, Signals, and a poetry collection, Lady Sawed In Half, are due out in 2014. Keep connected with Kim at