the shadows
‘neath the surface
‘twixt the fishes
and the kelp
below the bubbles
below the hot sun
where it’s cooler
where it helps

lie here for a while
feel the ripples through your hair
feel the coolness on your skin
as its cooler everywhere

refreshed
leave the shadows
swim upwards
into sunlight once again
but know that
the coolness
will be with you
to bring to mind
as and when

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    1. My pleasure. The air conditioning was broken in the office today, and the room was like a green house, without a lick of a breeze. It was that hot, heat was coming off the desk.
      I’m cool again now, VK! Unless it’s just normally warm now, but it feels cool after today’s breathtaking temperatures! 😳

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        1. Thanks. We have a hot night in store for us here, apparently, and another hot day tomorrow… then thunderstorms are due Wednesday. Can’t wait! That should cool things a little! 🙂

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          1. Fan’s on full blast Tom…. curtains drawn, and still melting.. Shouldn’t complain, a breeze now also picking up outdoors… Sadly a crop fire started in a corn field a few miles away.. everywhere is tinder dry….
            Enjoy your cool spot.. 🙂

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    1. It’s awful, Diane! Uncomfortable, sticky, close, dry… and the air conditioning doesn’t work in my place of W. 😵‍💫 I’ve been working in a greenhouse all day! 😳
      That said, I’m in a comfortable cooler spot now, so it’s good.
      It’s meant to be hot tonight, and again tomorrow, and then stormy on Wednesday. Bring on the storms!!!
      And, thanks, yes, my imagination is helping too! 🙂

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  1. Oooh, I love this! Both the art and the poem–is it a photo of yours, or some other creative ‘image thing’? 🙂 I feel for you, in the intense heat–sending up prayers for relief now!

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    1. Aw, thanks, Staarlz. Tomorrow will be hotter still apparently, but I have my ‘draping pose’ off to a tee now! Hehehe! 🤣
      I created the image in a 3D rendering package called Daz Studio… I create a lot of the images for my blog through it.

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      1. Love your talent! Now you just need some cooler days 🙂 I’m sending up prayers–can’t have you turning into a crispy critter 🙂

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  2. I definitely needed this, thanks much Tom! “Sweaty” seems to be my new norm, how unattractive! So I’m stopping by to let you know the former Staarlz has a new blog–no obligation implied. Hope you’re doing well!

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    1. Hello again Staarlz/Leyde! 🙂
      Hahaha! I think we all get ‘sweaty’ which doesn’t read as I intend it, but I’ll stick with it.
      I am on a blogging break right now, not that anyone (including me!) can tell, but I’ll click follow at your place shortly. See you soon (if not before!) 😏😊🙄

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      1. Enjoy your break, and thank you for your generous kindness to me–at the old place, and now here. And I’ll even let you have my true legal name: Leslie ~ There, now we’re set, see you soon!

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