⠀⠀⠀⠀Houston summer lasts eleven and a half months
⠀⠀⠀⠀with no spring or autumn, just two weeks’ winter.
⠀⠀⠀⠀I’ve been warned. Can’t be worse than northeast
⠀⠀⠀⠀where two weeks of the heat they’re having now
⠀⠀⠀⠀can feel like eleven and a half months in Houston.
⠀⠀⠀⠀Houston summer thunderstorms wash the gullies
⠀⠀⠀⠀for five minutes’ flooding, just as quickly dried out.
⠀⠀⠀⠀Any other corner of town, weather’s as different
⠀⠀⠀⠀as Dallas or New Orleans. Can’t be any stranger
⠀⠀⠀⠀than an Atlantic current’s flash seasonal tantrum.
⠀⠀⠀⠀Houston summer beach houses down in Galveston
⠀⠀⠀⠀turn highways south into rush hour commuter treks.
⠀⠀⠀⠀No thank you, I’ll beach here in your own back yard.
⠀⠀⠀⠀Although, can’t be much less relaxing a vacation
⠀⠀⠀⠀than packing the ferry over to Martha’s Vineyard.