Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Poem a Day V

Winter, Please God, Winter

The heat, best friend to sleep, is on my head,
and down and down my eyelids fall like lead,
and who shall say
that bright-crowned day
is not a better time than night to be abed?

Let the breezes try to cool me. They shall fail
to 'bate the Texas heat; for damned souls wail
when Texas air
increases care
by chasing out the cooler winds of hell.

Facetious souls may think me like them here.
I will not know until my thinking clears
from heatful winds
that, hateful, send
these curses, flames that boil, broil, roast, and sear.


  1. It seems in Texas the heat can also be a Muse.

  2. branemrys6:44 PM

    Well, it can inspire doggerel, anyway.


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