rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,


The heat has taken on a different quality. This happens in late summer every year. The heat no longer feels like its coming from the sun, but instead seems to be coming directly from my skin. It feels like a sunburn feels, but I don't have a sunburn. I have no idea why this happens, or if it happens to anybody but me. It's as though I've stored up all the heat of July and August and now I'm radiating it back into the world. It doesn't really bother me that this happens, but if the day comes when I pick up my newspaper and it bursts into flames, well, then I'll start to worry.

Right now I'm more annoyed by the buzzing of the cicadas. It sounds as though my dead front lawn is full of them. It's a terribly distracting noise once I start listening to it. The odd thing is that I don't notice it for a long time, and then the cicadas will stop for a moment, and the brief hiatus draws my attention to the noise when it starts up again. That's when it starts driving me crazy. I want to go out and shout hey, you bugs, get off my lawn! But I suspect that I'm already considered the crazy old guy of the block, so I probably shouldn't indulge that fantasy. It would serve only to worsen my reputation, and I'm sure it wouldn't get rid of the cicadas anyway.

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