Tagged: hot

in the summer of

in the summer of
the carolina reaper,
our tomatoes dared

to wander over, lean its
vines upon those spicy branches
.
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nestled into the

nestled into the
beginning of summer, your
birthday and newly

polished memories – freedom,
days at the pool, cooling off
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: freedom

they seal off the herb

they seal off the herb
garden
every winter to
protect us from the

elements and not the other
way around – meaningless soup
.
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to iron out a

to iron out a
stubborn wrinkle requires time,
a night of snow, a

whistling teapot, enough
layers to shake loose the ache
.
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we are ready for

not crying in the

not crying in the
shower because it’s cliché
allows for half a
dozen other options,
like turning the valve
all the way to the
right until the heart
clinches, or turning
it fully left until
conviction melts.
then there’s always
the option of turning
it off – some people
consider crying
in the shower,
while others
stand in long lines
waiting to fill their pails
.
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ninety-eight-point-two

ninety-eight-point-two
percent of the time, we call
for a ceasefire
after the situation
has gotten hot,
and still, not before
lives are
affected, spared
.
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in both hands, my

in both hands, my
fingertips are still
tingling from cutting
into last night’s
cherry bomb
peppers, so sweet
and delicious a
memory
to meditate on
in child’s pose
.
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under the heat dome

wedged between

wedged between
anticipation and summer’s
stillness, we gather across
brooklyn rooftops
for a temporary
relief from the
lengthy stalemate
.
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