(July 2, 2013)
On the West Coast
the atmosphere might as well be a natural oven.
In Arizona 19 smokejumpers have been lost-
and more towns are on the verge
of becoming fresh fuel for the flames.
Here in the Big Apple it’s not much better —
the thunderstorms we’ve received are almost no relief
from the stifling humidity –
especially for those of us
who have to dress professionally
in order to do job-searching.
July has barely started-
and it could only get worse from here.