Friday 17 June 2022

Balmy Days


Today despite, or perhaps because of, the cumulonimbus clouds

it's balmy out, coming from Spain apparently,

so I throw caution to the balm and step out in shorts,

as if I've just disembarked a Boeing 777 Malaga bound,

the balm releasing snapshots of Summers past

in single shot sequence, mostly Iberian

in mouth watering Castilian syllables

with a hint of coconut scented suntan lotion

factor zero (we liked to suffer

like the souls in Purgatory

for our sin-tans in those days)

but according to some social media spoiler

the balm is ephemeral so expect fresh wind,

(don't you just love that word)

and rain, for the rest of the weekend

maybe even for the rest of the Summer...

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1 comment:

  1. And it's still balmy, but not quite shorts weather!