L is for Listless

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An attempt to produce a poem or story from now until the end of April (except Sundays).
The theme for the 2022 A to Z Challenge is the human condition.

That glorious summer
Of dog day afternoons
How we laughed
Until our faces ached
And it hurt to smile
Or even frown

We were having a heatwave
A tropical heatwave
But a love half-baked
Soon turned to ashes
In the furnace
Of our hearts