Trapped in linen. Suffocated in cloth.
As they wiggle and squirm in desperate search
of a fresh cool breeze.
The kinetic energy only further encourages
the heat to build up.
And all their dreams, hopes, longings of a lesser temperature to save them
from the fiery furnace, in which they
are bound, seem to slowly fade away.
Swimming helplessly in perspiration, the
ten of them struggle to break free,
but they endure, until…
A few begin to surrender, painfully
curling themselves in the shape of defeat,
submerged in a pool of sweat.
But finally, the cavalry arrive!
Removing the socks from her feet,
her toes can finally breathe, and all
hope is restored.