Chastising Summer

“Chastising Summer”

–Amy Engle


National Poetry Writing Month 2018 Poem #17


You are too hot.

Have you tried being cooler?

My keys are like stove coils.

My skin is crispy and red.

My clothes are all sweaty.

Everything is melting!

Seriously, what’s your problem?

I’m going to move somewhere

That you’re not as powerful.

Oh? There’s snow there?

Okay, fine then. Never mind…