I Hate Summer (a tanka)

Man, I hate summer
And days of oppressive heat
Give me winter cold
I’ll grab a blanket, warm drink
And hibernate for dark months

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Author’s Note: Okay, so maybe “hate” is a strong word. There are many things I like about summer, especially the baseball season and the beach. But summer is definitely the least favorite of the seasons for me. I’m one of those contrarians that actually enjoys the cold seasons of autumn and winter. I can think of nothing worse than the intense heat of a summer afternoon and a heat wave. It’s this time of year I especially feel bad for people who work outside, like landscapers and roofers. Thank God for air conditioning.

6 thoughts on “I Hate Summer (a tanka)

  1. Dave Williams August 20, 2021 / 9:03 am

    Yeah, the middle of summer is rough — with the heat and humidity bearing down on you. I always appreciate the loosening of summer as it fades and autumn approaches.

    • Nick Pipitone August 20, 2021 / 9:27 am

      I agree, Dave. It’s been a hot summer, too. I’m very much looking forward to cooler weather.

  2. Terveen Gill August 23, 2021 / 4:06 am

    I love summer. The winter blues just get me. 🙂

    • Nick Pipitone August 23, 2021 / 6:18 am

      Different strokes for different folks!

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