When it’s Hotter than Hot

by Kevin T McEneaney

When water beads on plumbing pipes, sweating

profusely from humidity in air

as thick, sticky air drip-drips with steady

weary drizzle that seems to have heartbeat

 while it appears that every leaf doth weep,

it becomes at night difficult to sleep,

so that even the murmur sweep of creek,

gurgling on its way, offers no relief.


During high humidity sweat clings close,

refusing to gently evaporate

like your fantasy vacation weekend

at a location you have often dreamed.


Little can be done, but plunk ice in drink,

or stick your head under the running sink.


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