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We are an air-mass thunderstorm at the height
of an Indian summer -- a cloudburst colliding
into a cyclone, raising the temperature of any
who wander through our sweaty inversion.
I soar above the earth buoyed on your thermals,
straight into a clap of thunder conceived by
lightning fever. A roiling heatwave travels
across our connection, evaporating the atmosphere
surrounding the eye of our storm. Your humid
breath wisps over the thermodynamics of my skin,
pushing cumulonimbus up the drought in my spine.
Muggy kisses trail down my body like volcanic ash,
a haze blurring the lines between our hurricanes.
And as the barometer spikes, my heartbeat quickens;
I am sucked into the vortex of your tropical storm.
This is for FuzzyHoser's Heat Contest! (for lack of anything else to call it.) I hope I'm not too late!

This one has been brewing in my head for some time, and I'm really glad I finally was able to translate what I was thinking into words. Speaking of words, I used a bunch of weather jargon for this, so I'll define the more obscure ones.

Air-mass Thunderstorm - Generally, a thunderstorm not associated with a front or other type of synoptic-scale forcing mechanism. Air mass thunderstorms typically are associated with warm, humid air in the summer months; they develop during the afternoon in response to insolation, and dissipate rather quickly after sunset.

Cloudburst- A sudden, intense rainfall that is normally of short duration.

Inversion- An increase in temperature with height. The reverse of the normal cooling with height in the atmosphere. Temperature inversions trap atmospheric pollutants in the lower troposphere, resulting in higher concentrations of pollutants at ground levels than would usually be experienced.


:iconglory-be-project: Day no but i seriously hope this isn't too late
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Heat Advisory by DrippingWords is a passionate romp of a poem, torrid and clever, that will leave you wanting more; the suggester notes the wonderful ambiguity of the poem "as a statement of passion and romance or as one of anger and dysfunctionality". ( Suggested by hopeburnsblue and Featured by ShadowedAcolyte )
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
First of all, darling....

:iconteheplz: At the very beginning of this piece... I was like, OH YEAH. I'M SUGGESTING THIS FOR A DD.

LMAO! AND THEN I SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM AND YOU ALREADY GOT ONE! :iconfacepalmplz:

... basically, I LOVED THIS POEM. It's gorgeous - the imagery, the emotion, the story itself... wonderful work my dear. You were always a wonderful writer. :smooch:
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Writer
:iconrotflplz::lmao:    :giggle:

Now that's funny, and thank you, hon. :heart:

Awww, stahp it. :heart: :blush: :faint:
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cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconcongratsdd1plz::iconcongratsdd2plz::iconcongratsdd3plz:
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you.
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zahidnabi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
pleasure!
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Writer
:iconpirateglompplz:
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on your DD, darling! :) Well deserved!
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Writer
Awwww thank you love. Means a lot. :heart:
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zahidnabi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
its awsome
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks!
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