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Vegas Street Poetry Vol.9: 117°

Updated on July 18, 2013

The heat

The heat has carried me
Past insanity
I can feel my boots
Sticking to the asphalt
Each step forward
Feels like a step back
The erupting sun
Is melting me down to a puddle

This damn heat has me hallucinating
Stripping off
Another layer of clothing
Drinking water
No longer brings satisfaction
Energy is completely depleted
Yet still i stumble
In a direction 
That I've forgotten 

I've lost my appetite
I just want to
Stick my head into the freezer
To fall asleep
And hibernate until the winter 


The people

We meet

Dressed up

To greet each other

Their voices

Their egos

And what lays beneath them

Falling together

Piece them together

For what remains




The sun fell down

It ran out of breath 
It couldn't take the heat
Like the rest of us

The moon is off 
In the far corner of the sky
Dropping sweat
Onto the dehydrated desert below

How many more months 
Until we can relax again?
Trapped inside
This horrible nightmare


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      Skyler DeCristoforo 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Its an interesting place to visit but sometimes a condemning place to live. I really do have a great fascination with this place, all of the same i really cant stand it. Thank you both for your comments.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Aha Vegas, i have been there many times. I must say that i enjoyed the shows much more than gambling. ' The sun fell down ' is interesting indeed. Voted up and away...

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That pretty much captures the spirit of Vegas that I remember from my visit long ago. It is madness and overpowering and no place for a mountain boy like me. Well done my friend.

      blessings always