Turn on the fan, folks,
here comes a load of:


August evenings
Black leather seats
Cremation ovens
Deep-fried treats

Electric fences
Forest fires
Global warming
Hearts’ desires

Knock-off handbags
Live volcanoes

Morning coffee
Nuclear reactors
Ornery redheads
Pressure cookers

Quilted jackets
Scarlet fever
The equator

Witches’ cauldrons
XXX nightclubs

Yankees south of
the Mason-Dixon
Zaftig models
Zydeco rhythms

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12 thoughts on “WHEN YOU’RE HOT, YOU’RE HOT…

    • Just Joan August 26, 2018 / 12:53 pm

      Smokin! Thanks, PB. Last month’s poetry group prompt was HEAT. This was more fun than complaining about the weather. 🙂


  1. Peter Klopp August 26, 2018 / 8:51 am

    After that marathon race through the alphabet, you are allowed to cool off, Joan.

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    • Just Joan August 26, 2018 / 1:03 pm

      Thanks, Peter. By the letter “U” I was really starting to sweat! This began as a list poem and turned alphabetical. The first stanza rhymed so I decided to try to make all the others rhyme, too. 🙂

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    • Just Joan August 26, 2018 / 1:09 pm

      Thanks, Muri. I am, too. Good way to expand your vocabulary. I found “zaftig” while paging through the Z’s in the dictionary and fell in love with it. Zaftig means full-figured, pleasingly plump… like, a sexy way of being fat. Yeah, baby! 🙂


  2. Tippy Gnu August 26, 2018 / 10:30 am

    After viewing this poem on my computer, all my case fans activated and my CPU rose to 150 degrees.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Just Joan August 26, 2018 / 1:11 pm

      Holy cow, Tippy, it must be one of those “smart” computers! At least it was smart enough to turn on the fans. Maybe you should offer it a glass of ice-cold lemonade. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Tippy Gnu August 26, 2018 / 1:38 pm

        Good idea. And it worked. I googled images of lemonade, and soon after my case fans stopped.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Quirky Girl September 20, 2018 / 10:45 am

    The fact that deep-fried treats follows cremation ovens in your list has me concerned… Those deep-fried treats didn’t by chance come out of a cremation oven, did they? 😬😜

    Liked by 1 person

    • Just Joan September 20, 2018 / 11:54 am

      Yikes, Quirky! I was thinking more along the lines of onion rings or a funnel cake. Cremation ovens are really hot–over 1400 degrees F–and the end product is something like dust/sand with bits of bone granola in it. 🙂

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