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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
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Fair to middlin'


0 posted 07-22-2017 07:08 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

We broke a new record
at a hundred and ten yesterday.
Five oíclock in the morning
and it is still eighty-five.
Itís been triple digits all week.
The cat sleeps in all day,
not venturing out until evening.
It is too hot for the hounds to bark,
they spend their time following the shade
and drinking buckets of water.
The lawn is turning brown and crispy
but the weeds are flourishing green.
The river that was out of its banks
just a month ago is running low.
Itís too hot for the porch in the evening
to sit and listen to the wildlife complain.
The air conditioner runs all the time,
only catching a break early mornings.
As for myself, Iím hiding from the heat.
I stick my head in the oven just long enough
to let the dog go in and out.
I only sneak to the garage refrigerator
to liberate cans of pop or bottle of water.
It is supposed to cool off tomorrow,
maybe bring some rain.
I might dance in it if it does.
Iím tired of being held hostage by the heat.
LGR©7/22/17

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JerryPat2
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South Louisiana


1 posted 07-22-2017 08:49 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Damn! You do have heat up there, and you are doing the right thing staying inside until absolutely necessary to leave.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Lori Grosser Rhoden
Member Rara Avis
since 10-10-2009
Posts 7984
Fair to middlin'


2 posted 07-22-2017 12:30 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Fortunately for me, I have kept my napping skills well honed. Dennis leaves the TV on the news and it is all I can do to keep my eyes open. They start talking about the Donald's latest tweets and I'm out like a light. . ~L
 
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