Play of Light

Sweat beaded and dripped
It accumulated
Behind her ears
Glued loose tendrils of toffee hair
Against the nape of her neck
Gave her a shiny, salty mustache

Light twirled
Illuminated half of those sullen features
Before casting her back into darkness
Light fleeing in favor of a worn tome
As I Lay Dying

Briefly illuminating
A moldering cactus
Fickle light favoring half her face once more