Southern Hades of California


When I stepped outside
I felt the breath of Hades
Tempting me to hide

Run, run, run away
From the U.V. burning rays
Of the mid-day blaze

To or from unknown
Slipped there and through the backdraft
Of love, hell and back

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It - Pennywise the Dancing Clown (2013)

It – Pennywise the Dancing Clown (2013)

Finally, I can sit back and relax and tip my glass as the boys begin to play their games.  Perched on a lawn chair, with other spectators, I await the spectacular fire-show that is about to unfold. It is about time to see the pretty lights.  The sun is almost set, and it sits behind me to the west. The air is calm, and the only breeze that kisses my bare knees is from the little feet that stir-up the air as they run around me. I fidget in my seat and scratch like I have fleas. The blasted heat is stifling, the abnormal humidity is suffocating and so I must drink, you see, to get some relief.  I am woman, so my skin is dewy and wet, and don’t you dare call it sweat if you know what is best because at some point you too will need to rest, I bet. I try not to scratch, but the blasted gnats are out to attack. This aliment could have been easily remedied; if only I had remembered to purchase some repellent.

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Wishing everyone in the US a nice long holiday weekend, but remember to be safe and sane!  Also,  be sure to keep your illegal and homemade explosives separated, so that you don’t get caught red-handed and slapped with a hefty fine. Lastly, if you are going to drive – please be responsible.  🙂   HAVE FUN!