NaPoWriMo 2018 day 19: a poem for April heat

 

Heat today, hottest April record,

left garden scorching, plants wilting:

pot plant bowed head, thirst making humble.

 

Heat relentless, leaving sweat on brows,

blisters on hastily sandalled feet.

 

Sun’s heat, all invading:

down necks, armpits pools of

awkward, seeping sweat,

other flesh clammy to touch.

 

Sunshine welcome, lifting mood.

Heat dense, suffocating, sucking:

creating craving for whirl of air.

 

Weeds grow, inch by hourly inch,

loving power, stealth through hedgerow.

 

Spring here:

“hurrah”

 

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