A Dry Heat at 120 Degrees

A Dry Heat at 120 Degrees

A Poem by TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

Stars slowly diminish

Darkness completes

still we feel the suffers of heat

the fever suspends in the thick

a velvet’s texture mix

clinging to skin as if drowned

dawn flexes, stretches and surrounds

as the last of struggling stars obscound

sunlight strikes without a sound

grabbing and stabbing clusters

loyal fray guarding reaches of dark

The sun rises content and goes to work

Dawn's temper dares and flares

leading mobs to the extreme

a simple day can claim 120 degrees

misery keeps no company here

lust begins with fear

and the hunt for shade

any hue of obscurity a rare breed

creatures scurry free stalking unseen

gila monsters are a venoms lounge

despite the screams to leave

this forsaken oasis

sits ringside to hazards door

Bright by right a rising star 

a blazing sunmade world

rendering addicts galore

jonesing for a breeze or more

Bent backs slave to the hustle and flo

fiends circling to numb a mad core

 the hole dug deeper 

wind indeed She seldom has a show

a quandry rolls in  

A circling wall of dust a curtain of rain

She comes riding in

On a Kicked up Beast of sand

 A lasso in hand

wrangling hounds

and the force of nature

Hitting the ground

blow to blow these animals

defend her round after round

the elements are primed

coming out in breakaway swing    

a punch and a weave

dust of demons bend a knee

this is the end of the line

Hell is just past the next sign

devils play here long into limbo’s curfew

escape by any means regrettable

here the heat plays for keeps

the dead man’s hand

the sun aims again

with both barrels

the sound comes undone

another round just for fun

the sun reaches down

closes the man's eyes and crosses his arms

embrace the heat or R I P 

Terry  D'Arcy-Ryan

© 2017 TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

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it is one poem wherein you tend to wonder about a lot of things good writing as always

Posted 1 Week Ago

Powerful and scary words. The photos gave strength to your words. Heat is hell. Fire is dangerous. Thank you my friend for sharing your amazing words and thoughts.

Posted 11 Months Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

11 Months Ago

Coyote as always it a privilege to have you read and
review my work. Thank you for the stro.. read more
Coyote Poetry

11 Months Ago

You are welcome my friend.
Honestly, this reminded me of Stephen King's Desperation. The unforgiving heat in a god forsaken place. Your descriptive powers send shivers down my spine, mate. :D

Posted 11 Months Ago

Raven Moonchild

11 Months Ago

lol The Jackson area. It's constant hell here. The summers go anywhere from 97 to 101 degrees while .. read more
Carol Cashes

11 Months Ago

Yaaasssss! Chile, I have no idea how I could even stand to go outside when I was a kid growing up h.. read more
Raven Moonchild

11 Months Ago

As a kid, I was pretty heat proof. Now, I try to just ignore it until winter. lol Oh, my dream is to.. read more
"the sun aims again
with both barrels"

Damn, if it don't feel like that some days! Although it's humid where I live now, I lived in Reno, NV for 16 years and both kinds of hot...are just HOT!

The last lines sum up this eloquent and descriptive piece. *nodding my regal head* Carry on....

Posted 11 Months Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

11 Months Ago

Carol, WoW, yes you would know Reno is close to what we have here in Phoenix it hit 123degrees a fe.. read more
i love everything about it - title, pics and fantastic imagery. you have a way of wording that is so beautiful and just rolls off the tongue. you are a master at knitting words together with panache. it has been a hot summer so far where i live. there is so much inside of you - a joy to read. you're so talented it always makes me smile :)

Posted 11 Months Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

11 Months Ago

Pete, This is one amazing review and I am always thrilled when someone other than me likes my writin.. read more
I loved your emphasis in your words when you talked about the heat, these days, it feels like the whole world is having a summer vacation from hell.
I loved the whole piece and i loved the last 13 lines the most.

Thank you fro writing this and sharing :)

Posted 11 Months Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

11 Months Ago

Mr. Joey Nizz, the last thirteen lines I was trying to make the sun out a gangster of gunslinger the.. read more
Joey Nizz

11 Months Ago

They were really good, just like the previous lines.

Your welcome and thanks again :)
you have painted a vivid image of summers heat,especially in the mid west,made me feel the heat

Posted 11 Months Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

11 Months Ago

Wordman, Oh Its so hot here I would be surprised if you cant feel our heat. thank you so much for t.. read more

11 Months Ago

about 87 here all week
Your last stanza is probably the strongest. All in all, try to keep your capitalization consistent. There are seemingly random fluxes of caps throughout the entire piece and it would help if you smoothed those over. Good job, though.

Posted 11 Months Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

11 Months Ago

Ethan, we'll about those caps I don't always pay attention. I get so lost in getting the meaning ac.. read more

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Added on July 23, 2017
Last Updated on July 24, 2017


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