July 22, 2016

Heat


The heat is full
upon us now,
there's no escape,
our AC running
around the clock,
leaving us wondering
when we'll get out again.
115 today, 118 tomorrow,
everything outside
too hot to handle.
Each old record
was made to be broken,
why can't we
be so well-spoken?
Only the cacti
take it all in,
thriving, as we watch
from inside,
their taut green skin,
aglow in light,
while we stay still
in deepening shadow,
not knowing what else
is yet to follow.