clear skies that inspire no mood-boards;
no epiphanies that result in strange, out of
place choices like frying chicken wings
before a math exam.
temperatures expected to rise slowly,
so if there is baking to be done, place your
yeasty doughs in the balcony and let it go.
do not mourn any collateral damages that
probability of sudden heatwaves (no room
for surprise, you are a beast of habit), so
ensure abundant trays of ice and sunscreen.
it is always sunny in dubai
flightless birds glaringly prominent
the screech of empty school hallways
sweaty boys collapsing in football fields
a toast of clear cold soda for all that summer
takes away from us.
this concludes our weather report.
if this is a dry spell, i am a witch in salem. if you go firewood hunting, watch for pinecones prickling your heel. and watch for me. i will never let this go.