heatwave haiku

Sun pressed on window
like menace thug peering in
to steal our cool air.


madison square garden swimming pool 1921


You know you’ve been living in NYC too long and through too many heat waves when an un-air-conditioned pool full of New Yorkers, surrounded by thousands of spectator New Yorkers, looks refreshing to you.

You can see this and more photos of old New York on the Old New York Photos page.