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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


Eyes Wide Open

Reading Cyranny’s Cove Blog last night, I see that she is featuring something called After Eight Moments  She has been capturing moments each day with her phone and shares them on her site.  She suggested we might  also find some time to see what we can come up with. I think it’s a great concept and it will encourage me to pay more attention as I go about my day.  Loving nature, I generally enjoy running outdoors and thought it would be a good idea to take better notice of my surroundings.  Usually I am engrossed in an audible book whilst also keeping an eye on the sidewalks for uneven paving.  I have experienced a couple of nasty trips and my poor face, knees ankles and hands can’t take much more abuse!

This morning the temperature was hovering around the 90 degree mark and I had to slow down and walk for a while so I wouldn’t pass out.  That gave me the chance to study the world around me and I found these two great things.

Thanks for the encouragement!

Ghost of Gecko Gone!

Bamboo reaching for the Sun

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