"Hot enough for ya?"
People ask this to make conversation,
to connect, to be polite.
My answer: No, never.
The sun should work harder,
like it does elsewhere
(more) Florida with its hungy alligators
or the Sahara full of passionate sand
all we get is a pale golden glare
and for some people this is good
they can work up a sweat
and crank up the a.c. on the bus
while the rest of us are still shivering
this is the year of the proverbial
cold day in July
only here it is not so proverbial
one wonders how the insects manage.
The sidewalk cracks emitted steam like fissures from Hell.
You had to carry icepacks just to walk in the shade for fear of dehydration.
Dogs and cats gave each other tongue baths to keep cool in the midday sun.
Every car throughou(more)t the city was always five minutes away from combusting.
Newspapers gave up telling the news due to ink puddles.