Here in God’s Country, we’ve had daily alerts: Excessive Heat Warning, Poor Air Quality…record-breaking temps in the 90+ range expected to continue unrelieved. Folks advised to avoid the sun, drink lots of water–especially those in their senior years and/or with health issues which excessive heat can exacerbate, even fatally.
I picked a fine time to be “old” and contract a virus which has laid me flat, thus ruling out a diagnosis of “walking pneumonia”.
No sleep to be had, and no A/C—so the fans are roaring as I apply blue gel ice packs everywhere, and pray for grace and mercy…since my attitude of gratitude has shrunk down to shamefully paltry dregs. Surely my parched soul shall rejoice in, and reverence, the Lord 🙂
Foggy film over aging eyes, caul
Obnubilates vision beyond too-full
Glass, sights none should see…time turns slashed photographic thoughts
Grainy; heart memories pooling in brine, salt tears for soothing…
Yet nothing’s healed: wounds make raw the moans of singed ghosts moving slow through ragged forest’s heat, smoke-heavy fog.
©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.
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