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110 Degree Poetry Part I and II
110 Degree Poetry Part I and II
Benjamin Workman
By Benjamin Workman
Jul 28 2022 · 0 min read

Illuminem Voices
Climate Change · Sustainability · Community Empowerment

Heat stress

Bang on a church door

Meet bless

Defeat mess

Sweat trickling

Beget prickling

Heat exhaustion

Sickening

Heart rate

Quickening

Air quality

Thickening

Deep breath

Please, don't meet death

Clergy descends

Down steep step(s)

...

Nearly passed out

Clearly, cashed out

Enter reprieve

Asking, "Do you believe?"

In a parallel universe

Choose a curse

Lose a purse

No handbag

Stomach on fire

Command gag

Expand rag

Orchestrate

Orchestra

Won't torture ya'

Divine vibration

Fine citation

...

110 degree Henderson
One funded, then decree
Tender sun
People turn chicken
Heat stricken
Dorothy feet clickin’
Emerald City wizard
Feet surrounded by lizard
Feast compounded by gizzard
Diving head first into a blizzard
DQ disqualified
Magmar personified
Globe is warming
Notice warning
In the morning
Begin the mourning

...

Heat waves
Goodbye to neighbors
AC players
DC naysayers
People band together
Natives command the weather
Rain dance
Following fatigue
Pain stance
Wallowing intrigue
Renewable energy
Blitzkrieg
Swift victory
Sweet symphony
Screaming
“Clothes stick to me”

...

109 degrees now
Seen the snow plow?
At night
Cape crusaders
Go POW
Throwing rocks at the moon
Purge begins
Mortal Kombat with the Boon
The games we play
Running through a heat relay
When will it cool down?
Never
Get clever
Heat tolerance
Strengthen better

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Benjamin Workman
About the author

Benjamin Workman is a Managing member of Petrini & Workman Worldwide Recruiting LLC. He is also a contemporary poet and writer focused on the issues and concerns that plague our modern society from a personal point of view.

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