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In a Hot Country (a warm-up poem)

31 Aug

The sunlight saps, humidity
wraps itself around
the scene

of flattened brown feet,
and faces at ease.
People on stools
hands resting on their knees.

And the ragged dogs loll
zzzzzzzzzzily

pant

ing

un

der

the

h…. h… heat.

Coolness is a luxury

sold in cold drink cans,
a momentary iciness
of mouth and throat.

I doubt anyone here even owns a coat.

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