Heatwave

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Yesterday was really something.

A race to the top after five grueling days.

It was like a marathon.

The bureau reported, almost gleefully,

we had done it! we had broken the previous record.

It almost made it worthwhile.

The hottest day in the State’s history!

Yet people kept their cool

Even when the grid crashed.

Emergency Services stayed on top of things.

No one died.

We phoned each other.

Are you okay? We asked.

Yes! I’m okay, I barked after the tenth inquiry.

I was losing my cool.

Other states get floods, fires.

We get heatwaves.

By morning the cool had come.

We waved the heat goodbye.

 

have you experienced similar conditions?

what’s the worst weather conditions you experienced?

 

6 thoughts on “Heatwave

  1. Good question. I was in a boat anchored outside an island in a marine nature reserve in during a spectacular lightning storm. A quite interesting memory, although a bit scary at the moment. A couple of weeks later the heat sat in. Too hot in the shadow, too hot in the sea. Quite hard for a Norwegian πŸ˜€

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