Just Another Summer's Day In Phoenix

Just another summer’s day in Phoenix;
Rise and shine—ouch! That it does!
Shines and shines…
Well, can-it—I’d better hurry—
A little guy with a tail
Sure looks real
Wearing a bright red bodysuit
Holding a very large pitchfork
Will be along any second
To prod me out the door—Only kidding, hee, hee,
A local legend—
I’ve never actually seen him myself,
But if he’s comfortable anywhere on earth
Phoenix would be one of his favorite climates
I’m sure—
As for furnaces
Just open the door—
Why I’ve even seen churches
Sweat in this weather;
Porcelain saints panting,
Apt to do a miracle
Just so they can slip out unnoticed—
Sweat pouring out of parishioners
Faster than last week’s sins—
Oh—I forgot, men sweat
Women only perspire—
And it’s a dry heat anyway—
You sweat and don’t know it,
You boil but don’t bubbly show it;
You fry in your own fat
Then quickly turn your self upside down
To catch all the drippings
In a big rimmed hat—
We solidify back a bit come the cooler evenings.

Well, You’re right!
Nobody forces me to live here-
In fact, I guess I will leave
Once I find out how I got here in the first place—
My brains a poodle—I mean puddle;
I know I had to have come here
For some darn good reason—
I mean, why else would I be here?
And we do have
Cooler seasons:
Lovely walks in the winter desert—
Friendly snakes
Waving hello as you pass by,
Hissing you a lullaby—
Scorpions inviting one to set,
When the gila monster gets through
Sweeping the ground—
My wife says she married one
That’s how she got here—
I must have pissed somebody off
In high places I guess—
Damned if I know?

Just Another Summer's Day In Phoenix

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