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Midsummer Mercury



Mercury bursting
Leather steering wheel ablaze
What’s that burning smell?

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem #779 Seika (Midsummer)

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

10 thoughts on “Midsummer Mercury

  1. You are one talented scientist!

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  2. That’s hot… around 37 celsius!

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  3. Your hand or right side maybe; did you touch the seat belt buckle? Here in Aus, getting burnt in cars is part of Summer. Window and steering wheel covers are a must. Our main issue is skin cancers on our right arm; in your case your left. Keep cool.

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  4. Wow, thank you! One thing is for sure, I am always curious.

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  5. Thanks! Yes, I was referring to my hands smoking on the steering wheel. A bit like bacon? I do use a windshield cover but everything still gets too hot to touch.


  6. Come to think of it, that would have been a better line: Do I smell bacon? It’s not often I have poets’ regret. Oh, well.


  7. Nice! I like a haiku that puts a wry spin on an unusual topic.

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  8. I can also imagine some rubber on the road, DE.

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