Monday, July 31, 2006

Summer sucks

The air becomes thick sludge
with every breath and every step
you feel more and more
like an overheated wreck
the thermostat's busted
the radiator is blown
It's the hottest summer
you've ever known
and it's been thirty years
since you were full grown
the sun beats down
the garden wilts
so you crank the air
with a touch of guilt
the blacktop shimmers
with a heat mirage
the shingles are melting
on the garage
the only thing happy
Is the farmer's sweet corn
it's fat and plump
we've had plenty of storms
It's juicy and huge
a sort of food porn
you hide in the bedroom
with the air cranked high
hoping the powerlines
don't up and fry
a blackout or brownout
surely would suck
and the air conditioner
is broke in your truck
So it's bookstores and bars
and coffee shops
anywhere cool
is where one stops
you pray for a cold front
and maybe world peace
but mostly for this heatwave to cease

3 comments:

Shelley said...

Amen, Sister.

blecccchhh this HEAT!!

newbiegurl66 said...

Sorry to disagree, but I'll take the hot sticky oppresive summer over frigid sterile unbearable winter any day. My only bitches in the summer are mosquitos and my kids perpetually stepping on my bare feet...

And besides, I look just adorable in my flip flops with my hair all humidity-curly! :)

B-Man said...

If only the heat would kill the mosquitos I would take the trade off.

"Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis." Ralph Waldo Emerson