Texas Summer Sun

A summer rain falls
Wet but warm
Steam rises from the heated pavement
The Texas sun is strong
An endless scourge of baking heat
It’s only fit for ants and reptiles
And Mexican gardeners mowing lawns
Dabbing perspiration from my brow
Sipping on an ice cold yet tasteless beer
Can I make it to the cooling pool?
Or to an immense air-conditioned mall?
Hoping for relief from a passing thunderstorm
I’m dreaming now of winter
European snow – a good icy blow
Escape from this rabid summer heat
Slowly frying in my own juices
Dying from the scolding and abuses
Of the blazing midday Sun


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