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.