Substitution

If there is an English word
for this heat please send it to me

along with recent pictures
of you being buffeted

there in the autumn break
as a male storm blows over

I am a short distance set
by an internet search and flights

I sit in a festooned bar
watching football from London

as my sweating groceries lounge
in ten cent shopping bags

and I am avoiding the hill
the heat and the inconvenience
of my body