Dubai in August
Updated: Oct 6, 2021
Cold smells like a butcher’s,
and like aisles in the supermarket – frozen beans, refrigerated dairy.
Like that chocolate cafe that closes its blinds after noon
So 70% Tanzanian chocolate can cool in its mold.
Cold does not stop time,
it keeps it longer.
Hot is not a chlorine jacuzzi or a salty beach
It does not have to burn or make you sweat;
Like the asphalt road that thaws cold feet,
Like entering a car after it sits in the heat.
No matter how old it is,
New car smell leaks mild under the sun.
It makes you feel.