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Summer in Korea for Poets Place
Summer in Korea

I have spent too many
summers in Korea
Over the last 44 years since
I first went to Korea in 1979.
I arrived in Korea
On a hot, humid
Late summer day.

The whole country felt
Like the inside of a sauna
Hot, humid, smelly

Total misery for people
And animals
The proverbial dog days.

When in the old days
Men would eat dog meat
And drink soju.

In outdoor dining establishments
Few people had air con
Back in the day.

The heat and humidity continued
Overwhelming one’s spirit
Until in early September
When the wonderful autumn weather
Would settle down on the land,

And people forget the summer
Hell hole they had just escaped.
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