Morning ,,,,,,, Again!
Coffee in hand and Golf on the TV screen.
I prop my leg up on another chair to ease the pain
of my new Blood Clot in the calf.
Eventually, I hobble outside,
sit on my Lanai and
taking a sip the Coffee, I stare across the field.
The first thing I notice is the heat.
It’s already Florida Hot!
You know, what I’m talking about.
Florida is supposed to be hot, but Damn!
When the wind is still, it gets Florida Hot!
Your metabolism goes into overdrive and oozes sweat.
After it has saturated your hair, it runs from your scalp,
onto your face.
It turns whatever you are wearing into
white, salty reservoirs
as gravity slowly pulls it down your back and belly.
Yep, when its this hot, this early,
the day is going to be one of those where everything slows down.
You won’t find any svelte joggers or bikers
eating up the roadsides
in their quest for the perfect body.
You might find a few
in their local air-conditioned gyms.
Oof course, you will always find
the quintessential tourist on the beaches,
racing against their vacation time-clocks,
capturing the most sun and fun possible
during their short stays in Paradise.
And, tonight, they will be coating their bodies
with anything that will ease the pain
of their excessive exposure to the Sun.
I sip my Coffee. I reposition my aching leg.
And, I wait patiently for the seasonal winds and rains
that our tropical weather generates each afternoon.
Then? Who knows, maybe I’ll drink a couple of cold beers
and eat a wrap of some kind,
as I watch another Hot Florida Sunset.
But, Damn! Right Now?
Its Florida Hot!
by Don Bobbitt, July, 2014