Heat and humidity

Heat and humidity

Heat and humidity
go together nicely with the flies
like flying raisins
in the oatmeal thick air,
the thick rotting apple-sweet air
like an all-day facial
and exercise for the veins
as they rise to the skin
trying to escape the hot bod.
Defcon red cheeks
and sandbag arms
flushed and slow moving
like wearing mud slippers
to saunter from place to place
only when it is necessary to move.
Time slows
and the mind slows
in the heat and humidity
to a drawn out tick, tick, tick.

Salvation is a breeze
and a beer so cold it drips sweat
like a rainy day.
Ah, the dream of rain,
cool and soothing,
listening to the pitter patter
on the porch roof
like squirrel feet chasing
a rolling nut.

Rain will eventually come
and scrub the dirty air.
Until then,
there is a restless nap ticking
in grandma’s rocking chair
in the shade of the porch.


About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face and is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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