Heatwave

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I have lost count

Lost count of the days

7, 10, 12 or more

Days of heat

With no relief

Days of 32, 34, 36 degrees

Mid to high 90s

In the other money

Days of touching

All things warm

Days of cooling noise

Air conditioned

Air reconditioned

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Days of burning

Skin

Gardens

Paddocks

Forest

Bush

Cat’s play half heartedly

Flopping down hot

Creeping off to find dark cool corners

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Tempers flare

As  temperatures rise

I struggle

Days of aching muscles

Over hot

Pulsing head

Fatigue confusion

Unfocused

I too hide away

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Now the nights

20 something

70 something

Not cooling

No cool change

Long awaited

No fresh breeze from seacoast

Wafting curtains

Bringing that gentle sigh of refreshing

Cotton sheets

No longer

Crisp

Cool

Curtains hang

Hot

Heavy

As the air

Sleep is

Not long

Not deep

Not refreshing

Like not sleeping

Breathing hot air

Is like not breathing

I look forward

Weather forecasts

1,2,3, 4 days hence

Relief in sight

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I wonder

When struggles get too much

When Living is not like living

When Loving is not like loving

We look ahead

For days of relief

The days in Heaven’s Light

Is it pie in the sky when we die

This forecast of better days

No!

For these golden days

We need not wait

These can be found

Here

Now

In company

With a Father who loves his kids

Who would ease the pain

Ready to listen

On hot nights

In wakeful moments

Ready to walk

On scorching days

When the heart burns

With longing

Ready to offer shade

To the sunburnt soul

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His cool cascades

Washing dust and ashes away

His refreshing

Quenching deep thirst

His Love satisfying

Deep and deeper longing

I need to

Look within the dry grass

To see the hidden green

No need to wait

I turn now

Move in closer

Claiming my place in

His Shadow

Beside still waters

There I will I abide

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Words and Pictures © Denise Stanford 2013

~ by Denise Within the Vine on 11/03/2013.

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