Man, I hate summerAnd days of oppressive heatGive me winter coldI’ll grab a blanket, warm drinkAnd hibernate for dark months
The planet is getting hotterIt’s a fact we can no longer denyGlobal warming is media fodderBut I believe what they imply
This summer has been a scorcherTemps in the 90s near every dayThe unbearable heat is tortureI look at weather reports with dismay
Dark clouds gather + block a stifling sun, breaking the heat
of oppressive summer days – we’re in a daze, at a standstill,
shops closed + mask-wearing maniacs stashing cash
under dirty mattresses in case of economic collapse –
It’s been so long since I’ve
walked in these woods,
surrounded by trees
on a humid summer night.
It’s dusk and tree cover provides
shade on the trails, but we still
huff, puff with each mile.
Poor little Nico, he’s a silly dog.
He scratches himself all day,
howls whenever we go away –
I see him after I’ve been gone,
he wags his tail, greets me at the door, asks,
“Where have you been?”
Summertime heat swelters, sweat trickles
down your face – wash those sticky hands from
the melting ice cream.