Ozone action days
Ozone action day
Mom would announce
It’s too hot to water the lawn
Or get gas.
One time we were so hot
We sat in the car with the AC on blast.
At one time my mom said these things to me
Because she thought I should know
I didn’t have a car nor could I drive
But she thought I should know
If I did, it would be too hot to get gas.
We will just have to lounge around
We can run through the sprinkler
Or swim in our pools of sweat
We can wait for the ice cream man to drive by
Playing the same old song
Offering the same flavors of frozen treats.
Not much changes on ozone action days.
The slow still caution of a potential drought
That could create a potential fire.
My mom’s love-
Warning me of the danger.
Now, miles separate us.
I cannot give an estimate.
Now, ozone action days-
Burn me with my own past.