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It's hot - 5 weeks and counting of sunshine and broken sleep, with only 1 day of drizzly rain. I shouldn't complain, but did I mention it's hot? Despite the heat, Billie dog still wants to be out chasing sticks and butterflies until she pants like a hyperventilating toddler, dragging us in her wake through parched landscapes.

The woods lay sultry today

Deciduous branches strewn

Dog finds stick

A big stick

A ridiculous stick

I am hot

Wood crumbles in my hand

Soft with insects brittle from the sun.

Beads of sweat roll

At napes of necks

Backs of knees

Elbow cleft

Sticky in the shade of trees.

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