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under the weather (or not)

i live in a climate that gets cold
frigid even sometimes
winter delivers arctic blasts
that freeze the air and the body too
snow piles in heaps
mounds of tasteless glacial cream
coating everything with treacherous icy glaze

i’ve reached the age where
in some circles it’s the done thing
to pack up housekeeping
and plant oneself somewhere
one never has to bundle up
shovel snow
vainly chop at ice that slicks paved surfaces

this is not for me
i have lived in tropical heat
caressed every day by breezes
that carry the scent of jasmine and desire
and make you want to rip off clothes
and do nothing but have steamy sex all day
(and all night too)

there’s something perniciously perverse
about living in a place that numbs your brain
melts all your good intentions
your ambition
and leaves you soft and ripe
a melon bursting
with the succulence of summer

after all these years of yankee living
(having fled that place that would have left me
nothing but a mindless maw of throbbing flesh)
i am too much the puritan for that
still there are flannelled winter nights
i dream of sun and jasmine and awaken
with a sly succulent smile

© 2014 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

under the weather (or not)

RC deWinter

Fairfield, United States

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On the effects of weather and climate on emotion and behavior.

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