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Elizabeth Perdomo


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Weather forecasts
Foreseeably parched; each
Day designated searing
As oven blast doors
Open wide
To new triple digit
Afternoons
Crowning August
Dog days with
Daily
Red hot chile fevers,
Fire ant stings.
Heat Advisories
An index calculated
As fire walker footsteps
Quick on sun branded soil,
Bare feet which dodge
Scorching kitchen
Stove burner
Fahrenheit
Degrees.

 

© by Elizabeth Perdomo.
Used here with the author’s permission.

 

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Elizabeth Perdomo has lived and written in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas for the past fifteen years, moving to the region from the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico. Born in Kansas and raised both there and in Colorado, Elizabeth also lived in the southeastern U.S. for a number of years, where her three daughters were born and homeschooled. The author of One Turn of Seasons, featuring poetry about people and places in East Tennessee, Elizabeth has been writing poetry since her teen years, on topics that include local place and culture, cooking, gardening, ecology and nature, traditions, spirituality, and more.

 


Post New Comment:
Dorcas:
This too will pass.
Posted 08/07/2016 09:39 PM
AllegraSilberstein:
A red hot poem!
Posted 08/07/2016 01:27 PM
Lori Levy:
Feel hot just reading it!
Posted 08/07/2016 10:17 AM
blueskies:
A sizzling & dazzling poem! Thanks, Elizabeth,
Posted 08/07/2016 09:41 AM


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