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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14 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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  4. circumstance227 February 23, 2019 / 4:00 pm

    You had me all the way down to Zydeco rhythms – what in the heck is that? (And “hot undergarments” is a bit of a stretch too, isn’t it? 🙂

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    • Just Joan February 23, 2019 / 4:43 pm

      Zydeco is a musical genre, a sort of Cajun rhythm and blues with accordions, harmonicas, and washboards. Think: the score from Amelie played by hillbillies. Hot undergarments could be those worn by Victoria’s Secret models, or just regular spandex bras and girdles that raise your core body temperature ten degrees. 🙂


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