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Beat the Streets
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Monday, April 17, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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New record high set at DFW: 101 degrees. Hottest April day ever. More heat tomorrow, then a cool front will bring temps back down to seasonal normals (mid to upper 70s), along with a chance of much needed rain.

puddl'ling into a
gelatinous lump of flesh sans
bone, limp as a rag

on this scorching hot
day, melting into the pavement
as the sun beats down,

down upon my head,
lungs exhaling precious moisture
into the desert-

dry air surrounding
me, i walk home from work ...
no transportation

gives me no choice but
to beat the street with my feet ... in
all kinds of weather.

hot ... cold ... it doesn't
matter; gotta do what you have
to do in order

to survive.  doesn't mean
i have to like it ... i really
do hate days like this.

(c) 2006, Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 4/18/2006
Seems as if you only get the extremes, sounds just as bad as the storms. We hope that you'll get a break soon and can just enjoy a nice, mild day!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/17/2006
Sounds like a hot place to be!!

Cold an rainy here!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by jude forese 4/17/2006
wow! i must remember never to transfer to Texas ..
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 4/17/2006
I dont blame you Karla...I'd send you some of our cooler weather if I could;)
God Bless
Reviewed by Suzie Palmer 4/17/2006
Yes dear Karla!
The weather patterns are changing! Here too in Oz of course! The heat and humidity simply won't let up! Global warming is here! We all MUST reduce the use of fossil fuel or....
A great real life poem Karla!!
Thank you for sharing!!
Love & We're all in together
Suzie xox :-D
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 4/17/2006
Me Too Karla!! The weather gurus are predicting a hotter season than normal. Dammit!!! I hate the heat and I really hate the humidity more. Love the graphic. Put your feet up and chill.
Love and peace!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/17/2006

Welcome to Texas. LOL At least I am beatin' the streets with you! Very well done; brava! (Can't wait til fall or winter! LOL Winter...WHAT winter?? LOL)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin sister, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/17/2006
Just think, you have the dog days of summer coming up. Sorry, should have mention that, eh? I understand where you are coming from, yep, been there, done that. So what? you scream, that ain't helping me!
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 4/17/2006
I live in Columbia, TN and it was like an oven today.God get us through till fall, lol...
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 4/17/2006
Get Ready For Worst Of More Of The Same,i.e. Buy a Gun....

Reviewed by Peter Paton 4/17/2006
When the going gets tough...the tough get going !
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