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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

i was destined for it

by J.J. Campbell

it's the nightmare of
sitting in traffic while
everyone is busy
watching fireworks

feeling helpless as
the heat wreaks havoc
on everything in its

we haven't had a
summer like this
since i was a child

my grandmother that
summer warned me
that the only hotter
place was hell and i
was destined for it

i used to laugh and
think to myself i was
one grade higher than
she ever got

must be the early
stages of dementia

later i found out that
she was closer to being
correct than i ever cared
to realize

that was damn near a
quarter century ago

some memories you
just can't smoke away

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