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Saturday, July 24, 2021

JULY 2021 -- HEAT INDUCED RAMBLINGS?

 


OPPRESSIVE (adj) 1. Causing distress or anxiety.   2. (Of weather) hot and airless.

 

A definition that says it all.

The reason I feel slow and sluggish,

As if earth’s gravity has increased

Or I’m walking through thick muck.

The reason my body craves moisture,

Both inside and out,

As if I’m a sponge wrung out

Or bread browning in the toaster.

The reason I prostrate myself

At the altar of the air conditioner,

As if worshipping cooler air

Will insure my salvation.

 

 

 

Temperature and temper

Are intrinsically tied

No wonder they call it

Getting hot under the collar

 

 

Sunlight fading

Breezes building

We open windows

Knowing sleep Will come

Easier tonight

 

 

Friday, June 25, 2021

JUNE 2021 -- SALUTING SUMMER

 

 SALUTING SUMMER

 

Sunshine, swimming,

Sailing, scaling,

Smiling scholars

Savor their release.

Speeches, singing,

Strutting, streaming,

Soaring sparklers

Stand for liberty.

Seaside, strolling,

Sighting, scooping,

Stowing secrets

Signals summer’s end.