When the mercury hits 28

Shake the dragons from my hair
and watch them breathe fire,
they don’t care,
they’re dragons
so I woke up
feeling choked up
and no,
it wasn’t sex games
once upon a week ago
and sometimes
I really think
that though
the clocks all look the same
the one on Thursday
has my name
written on the dial.

© 2019, John Smallshaw.