Vacuum Packed World


Watching old TV shows
From when I was young
Gives me flashes
Of relaxing in that
Vacuum packed
Air conditioned
Freezing cold
Shield against the
Seething hot
Fried eggs on the sidewalk
Melting humidity
Thick dark curtains
Pulled closed against
The bright light
And cruel Miami heat
We kept the place
Like a human storage unit
A refrigerator or humans to
Live their lives in
It was a place
The outside world- the real world
Could not touch

Poem, date unknown-sometime in the early 1990’s…

Memories of TV shows and the serious heat of Miami…


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