Hot as Hades – A Quadrille

Hot as Hades

The temperature spiked
It was 110 degrees
A sweltering heat
and still no sign of a breeze  
Flies on the skin
sucking body sweat
Dogs panting loudly
Raindrops not a threat   
Overweight citizens
fanning themselves furiously
Too tired to speak and
Going nowhere dubiously 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to DVerse Poets Monday Quadrille
Hosted by De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo)
The prompt was "Spiked"

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 Words
excluding the title


  11 comments for “Hot as Hades – A Quadrille

  1. March 23, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Well done, vivid imagery. I can feel the heat.

  2. March 16, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    I can feel the flies on the skin.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 16, 2019 at 9:33 pm

      Thanks Grace 🙂

  3. March 13, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    I can feel those flies doing that: “Flies on the skin
    sucking body sweat”

    • Christine Bolton
      March 13, 2019 at 9:27 pm

      🙂 yes Frank

  4. March 13, 2019 at 10:21 am

    As a Southern Nevada resident, I have felt that heat for many years. I don’t look forward to it again this summer.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 13, 2019 at 12:46 pm

      Me neither! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  5. March 13, 2019 at 5:56 am

    This is exactly how it is in the summer! Spot on! 💞

    • Christine Bolton
      March 13, 2019 at 7:59 am

      Thank you! It can be like that here too Punam 🙂💕 😅

      • March 13, 2019 at 8:49 am

        You are welcome. Ooh! I am already dreading summers. 😅💞

      • Christine Bolton
        March 13, 2019 at 12:47 pm

        Me too! We just drag ourselves around 😅

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