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Urban Heat

The city swelters 
mercury nearing 100 degrees
The crowds are really feeling the hear 
Steam rises from the street
As workers with shovels dig out the asphalt
Urban hear is something you remember 
The sexy outfits of the young women in the city 
Makes life bearable 
The endless spectacle that is our metropolis 
leads us to believe once again
Urban Heat
We walk feeling the rays from 
the sun on our heads
The air is thick 
As the day wears on 
stars appear in the night sky over the city 
The air cools 
At twilight you decide 
how best to survive summer in the metropolis 
Stars appear in formations in the sky 
Tomorrow is a long way off

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  1. Date: 8/2/2012 11:45:00 AM
    this isn't a ballad, but it does have good descriptions of the heat (btw, sp. "thick") your last line makes we wonder more about this area - why is tomorrow a long way off if the day is already cooling and the stars are out? makes me wonder about the night life. maybe that is another poem in you?

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 9:45:00 PM
    We are in winter here & it's so cold could really do with some heat, great write Matthew & thanks for stopping by :)

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 12:27:00 PM
    Hi Matthew very hot write wish england had some of the urban heat, can you send some my friend, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 9:53:00 PM
    Tomorrow is never a long way off for ME, Matt. Love the imagery here for this urban heat! About sweet lips. Never had the pleasure of that kiss. I actually had a dream about a man kissing that way!! that's where I got the poem idea!

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 8:43:00 PM
    great write Matthew,feel like a day in JA,even the nights are warm,lol

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 5:24:00 PM
    Yes, it must be hot with towering building that absorb heat as well as the asphalt streets..It has been hot in Georgia this year but cooled down with some rain but that raises the humidity..I am just glad that there is something called AC..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Creative topic and presentation..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 4:25:00 PM
    : ) Love the last line, Matt... 'Tomorrow is a long way off'....the city "never sleeps" anyway. Enjoyed this! Keep cool. Annalise

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 8:10:00 AM
    I can feel the heat rising - love the last line. Thanks for sharing.