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Summering with Ms. Crank and Her Other Half

Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 13 years.

Outside the weather hot, while even hotter inside

Never knew what went on behind closed doors

Aftermath worse when you didn't know what to expect

Beware of flying objects and people acting freely when alone

Cultivating a dual personality; a contradiction split in half

One side always managed to beat the other into submission

Wanted the downtrodden version to have a shot at daylight

Instead of appearing to be in a repetitive state of napping

Nursing hidden wounds of bruised egos and embarrassed pride

Eager to please and help others, until it became a curse

Worked to the bone and torn into too many unmanageable pieces

Started to wonder what it was like to not wake up angry

Not even sure as to why this seemed to happen

Brain on an imaginary low boil that got hotter until it went off

Exploded in a rage that could only compare to Mt. Saint Helen's

An inferno of nature blowing its top and caused great destruction

Searched for a sense of authentic emotional decorum

Unable to obtain it at this current juncture

Locked in a battle with decency and impatience

Unfortunately, the latter seemed to be in the lead this round

Developed a penchant for being severely ornery

Couldn't wake up on the right side of the bed

Even if they were super glued onto it every night

Swore at strangers and loved ones when startled

An unexpected genuine reflex few managed to accept

Easily offended those not looking for it to be uttered

Filthy words almost became half polite greetings

If everyone born a truck driver and network censors quit

Growling at the phone when it managed to interrupt

Useless television surfing of random internet videos

Trying to determine when the crankiness will subside

Allowing opportunity for real rest and relaxation

Needed a vacation desperately and some fun

If it wasn't so expensive to be had.

Beware of when it comes to a boil.

Beware of when it comes to a boil.

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