Tuesday, July 26, 2016

heartbroken on a hot July night

I had just broken up with my boyfriend of two years.  The need to shed reminders of him was strong.  I drown them in cold alcoholic drinks under city lights.  Who knew a baby shower could be like a night at the club.

Afterwards I sat on a porch under the stars.  Row houses can be so steamy in summer.  In reality, it was probably that flying cockroach that led us outside.  The three of us chatted the night away before the sky lighten.  Slowly I began the process of piecing myself back together.

hot and humid days
turn into long, steamy nights
never-ending heat

- Written for dVerse Haliban Monday #17 - summer heat

"Lamp light sun"
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  1. I love happy endings! And yes, we do find ways to heal and move on. Good job! Great haiku.

  2. nicely tied up both the prose piece and haiku...

  3. Good to go outside, cool things down and begin the process of healing again. Good for you.

  4. sMiLes.. my FriEnd..
    i suppose break-ups
    are always warmer heARted
    in the Summer than in the
    cold Love
    stone WinTer..
    hmm.. thiNking
    F E E L in G
    back to the only one
    thaT really hurt.. iT was in
    the Summer.. and i suppose it
    was an inoculation of sorts.. as
    the break-ups after that are more
    like Summer than that Winter
    in Summer
    way way
    in '79..

    for inspiring
    that bitter sweet
    Summer Winter..
    Memory of so Long
    ago that can seem sTiLL likE NoW..
    as i remember the Song After the
    Love was Gone playing on the dance
    Floor when she said.. sorry.. can't
    do this anymore
    had no
    idea it was
    coming either..
    oh.. First.. Love..
    Summer Winter SonG..
    of After the Love is Gone..:)

  5. Sounds like a fun baby shower! Good to have friends to chat the night away. Very nice!

  6. Good details in this one. Row houses are especially challenging in the heat!

  7. Gayle Walters RoseJuly 26, 2016 at 9:01 PM

    I wonder if the heat makes a broken heart feel even worse...but it seems you were making the best of it by being with friends to cheer you up. Flying cockroaches FREAK me out!!