Stephanie Barbé Hammer

Riverside, California, November 2nd

I sit in 93 degree weather and shop for coats on line.

I sit and the sweat streams under my armpits as I look for gloves for winter.

I sit and I get so hot and red, I almost pass out it is 1:30 am and I shop for long sleeve shirts and hats and fleece lined boots online.

I sit and curse global warming or whatever it is, and shop for head scarves and long underwear, praying that the shopping will make the temperature drop please drop please drop.

I sit.  I sweat. And then I give up and go to bed.  It’s hot there too.

I lie in 93 degree weather and dream of coats.