Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Weather

Boiling, sweating.
But I don't wanna write
about the weather.

Melting, scorching.
It's true the grass
is greener.

Looks of longing.
Oh, how I would
roll in that snow.

Hark! The setting sun.
But the heat only
seems to grow.

Dreams of ice.
Another minute
and I think I will melt.

Don't want to write
about the weather
but today it's all I've felt.

(Written 3.4.15)


  1. Your line, "It's true the grass is greener." speaks to me. I am currently sitting in 29 degrees with the snow lightly falling outside in central Ohio. I would LOVE to be "boiling, sweating, melting, scorching" right now if it meant I could regain feeling in my fingers and toes again. Greener grass, indeed.

  2. We have freezing rain and ice today with snow predicted for tonight. Yep, the grass is always greener because I'd love to have been warmer during dismissal today. I like that you put your thoughts in a poem. Nice!

  3. I understand your heat but I would take a bit of that right now. We are at -3 and dropping for the night! Just a little of your heat please!

    I love that you put this in poetry - I have read several people who wrote poems today. I wrote about teaching poetry to a group of 5th graders. Poetry must be in the air - even it is hot!

  4. Although I am Florida born and raised, I'm a cold weather person. When visiting family, I have been known to walk around in the snow in flip flops, jeans, and a tank top. I hate the heat. I'm sympathetic to those of you freezing your butts off, but I'd gladly take your place if only my hûsband's job would take us some place cold.

  5. It is all about perspective, isn't it. Here I would love a day of bundle up cold weather, but I have to instead be thankful for a chance to wear a fleece. Stay warm and watch a crackling fire!