Squirrel On A Hot Tin Roof
Author: Pondering Red


it's hot hot hot!
not a - "you give me fever"
sexy sultry swaying hips
moving and a grooving smiling
to a summer time jazz beat kind of hot.

it's hot like
a hellish firey withering writhing wavy,
throw some snow on me kind of heat-
a raw noisy fry eggs on the concrete,
where even the cement sweats,
hard to breathe,
smoky smoggy soggy,
raw black soot and smell of tar
lingering trapped
in the air kinda heat.

clothes clinging to bodys drenched-
dampened faces swollen-
gelled hair stuck-
sunglasses sliding off noses-
slow motion robotrons-
thoughts exhausted on hold.

air conditioners sold out-
price gauging in full force
preying on the unfortunate
nestled in macdonalds deheating-
road rage and shopping cart rage and
just trying to cross the
street in this heat rage-
too many cars exhausting air.
blame it on the politicians
big business
industry ozone depletion
other generations
apathetic armchair nondoer debaters.
blame it on karma
the neighbours-

in the meantime-
enjoy the slurpys, exotic drinks,
sex on the beach,
iced cappuchino, evian water-
watching winter movies adventures-
large screen escapes
in icy comfort zone routes of
air conditioned car to work to home,
while the impoverished and
homeless melt one by one
sticking to sidewalks-
elderly alone and isolated marginalized
beyond being able to
feel the heat-
frozen into a mirage-
some gasping for air-
respiratory distress-
while apathy and bandaid thought prevail...
blame it on the squirrels !

------- Author's Notes -------

Pandaemonium: the capital of hell in Paradise Lost by
John Milton (1608-1674).


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