17 August 2016

Beating The Heat

Been one of those use-it-or-lose-it days where any 
idea you had failed the heat test - & at 40℃ in the 
shade it quickly established who’s going to pass & 
who’s best left under the fan; me mate Podge had 
a keen sense of opportunity so before the sun got 
too vicious we visited the dam site, were home by 
8am - & since, he’s been under the bed advisedly 
snoring - if it’s what dogs do redressing the heat 

But he did accompany me to the mailbox at 2pm - 
a mistake he agrees - particularly as again, it was 
empty; he sees that’s a double-damnation form of 
serendipity gone massively asymmetrical in what 
proved the most brutal day he’d indulged me with 
a spontaneous show of good mate’s solidarity 
©16 February 2016, I. D. Carswell

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