Thursday, July 18, 2013

FF55, Day after Day

90 million blades of grass
weaving in the heat,
spinning underneath a mower

Gasping in the hot
grasping at the fence
rolling- RRRR- all
the tall metal frames up-

Splash and Ahhhh-
 into warm pool water      
swish you swim, back and forth
 beneath the blue and gold

 15th day of 2013 Summer Heat Wave   !                             


Steve E said...

Remembering the cows used to stand in the ponds, sometimes up to their neck
to keep cool.

I swam right along with them wading (and performing "other" physical events.) This made me very sick that I died 40 years ago

I still love heat--it's why moved to Naples FL 48 years ago--and IT HAS BEEN HOT.

So long, "Hot-Girl"...I'll remind you of these days when the northwastern wind are blowing in about 5-6 months away.

Brian Miller said...

after cutting the grass...luckily we already did that earlier this week...a dip in the pool is def in order....sweet relief....

Other Mary said...

Excellent description of this blasted heat.

G-Man said...

Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summer!
I Love the Summer!
I Love Air Conditioning.
Love your mowing and swimming 55
Thanks for playing, I can always count on you Izzy.
Have a Kick Ass Week-End

TALON said...

I hate humidity soooooo much and can't wait until it passes and I can be outside without sweating buckets just from stepping outside. I'm glad I'm not the one who cuts the grass, too! :)

hedgewitch said...

I was out mowing I bet when you wrote this--I love that sense of creating order out of crabgrass. ;_) We had a brief break from the heat, but now it's back--Steven King needs to write something about living Under the Heat Dome! ;_)

Steve E said...

OH GAWD...I've gotta mow again, and it's only been a WEEK! I wanna asphault the whole yard (NOT REALLY!)

Alice Audrey said...

What a nice Summer's day, even with the mowing.

Margaret said...

The smell of fresh cut grass & chlorine... somehow it does go together. :)