Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Frozen Pea Trick

It's Not That Hot Yet

Those nights when ones skin melted
against the sheets
and there was no chance of sleeping

except to pass out from exhaustion
or to get up,
change the sheet and pillow case

and walk to the lake.
A quick dip on a moonless night,
then back on top of dry sheets. 

In Paris, I can change the sheets,
take a walk along the Seine, 
but no quick dip.

A cold shower
back in the apartment
with no air conditioning.

Hotter nights are forecast.
Time to use the frozen peas trick.
Bring many bags to bed as lovers.

Sandy Kinnee

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