MONUMENTALLY BAD DECISIONS
by kerry giangrande yes that's right hi caves hello, kerry welcome back, kerry your blood is so warm, kerry why is your blood so warm? i am a cannibal , caves the sins. when i was little i'd keep my thumb on the circle on your wrist that you can feel your heart beat through for a very long time and i'd wait and wait for something to happen for the piano to come in gently or hard, if it wanted with guitars and a snare drum and a whispering high hat and a little feeling, a little more feeling. c'mon, feelings. we're tired, they say we're sleepy. & i don't even know what time it is even though i am looking at the clock and my blood feels so warm and i always forget that blood is hot but when you know, you know. being in my brain is like a thousand phones ringing, all at once how do you pick up? a thousand hands. that deafening sound, so alarming and urgent. being there felt like, trying to remember the words to a song, the streets are always there, they never disappear but me? i'm gone. The phrase Dog Days or "the dog days of summer", Latin: Caniculae, Caniculares dies, refers to the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the northern hemisphere they usually fall between early July and early September. In the Southern hemisphere they are usually between January and early March. The actual dates vary greatly from region to region, depending on latitude and climate. Dog Days can also define a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by dull lack of progress. The term "Dog Days" was used by the Greeks (see, e.g., Aristotle's Physics, 199a2), as well as the ancient Romans (who called these days caniculares dies (days of the dogs)) after Sirius (the "Dog Star", in Latin Canicula), the brightest star in the heavens besides the Sun. The dog days of summer are also called canicular days. The Dog Days originally were the days when Sirius, the Dog Star, rose just before or at the same time as sunrise (heliacal rising), which is no longer true, owing to precession of the equinoxes. The Romans sacrificed a brown dog at the beginning of the Dog Days to appease the rage of Sirius, believing that the star was the cause of the hot, sultry weather. Dog Days were popularly believed to be an evil time "when the seas boiled, wine turned sour, dogs grew mad, and all creatures became languid, causing to man burning fevers, hysterics, and phrensies" according to Brady’s Clavis Calendarium, 1813.
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