outsmarting my common sense

hotcheetos By hotcheetos, 11th Mar 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A poem about the heat growing up in Texas and my first kiss.

outsmarting my common sense

falling slowly
down a long curving gravel road
back in that small Texas town
on a hot summer day
the droning of cicadas
from the parched trees
the bales of hay baking in the fields
everything ablaze in the mid-day
so still
barely breathing
time itself swoons in the heat
everything slowing to a crawl
like the red harvester ants on the ground
the smell of frying chicken in the hot air
the cattle grazing in the simmering distance
a redbone/blue tick hound napping
in the dusty drive way
a silent mockingbird
perched listlessly
on the drooping branch
of a willow tree
hot
hot
in the merciless glare of the sun
my first kiss
was right over there
on the other side of the red hay bailer
just past the green John Deere tractor
near the barbed wire fence
it was hot
too

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