Where to Beat the Heat in Southern California—Wea’ve Written Weekly

Just off the Pacific Coast Highway

Lies the town of Port Hueneme.

Yes, I know you pronounced it wrong.

It rhymes with ‘support my weenie.’


And no, there is nothing in the water

That makes folk’s dongs more lengthy.

The ocean tends to be so cold

Folk’s dongs shrivel small as a pinky.


The summer winds are cool

With highs in the upper seventies

And nighttime by the fire

Can often feel quite nippy.


But there is something in the cloud cover

That keeps the winters empty

Of temperatures much lower

Than seventies or sixties.


So keep a light jacket

Or sweater with you handy

If you deem it right to visit

The town of Port Hueneme.

[Hueneme is pronounced phonetically as why-knee-me]


I wrote this poem in response to the Wea’ve Written Weekly prompt on Skeptics Kaddish. This week’s prompt poem is “Longing for Water” by Britta Benson. If you would like to read the poem or participate in the prompt visit the post here: https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/08/10/w3-prompt-15-weave-written-weekly/


14 thoughts on “Where to Beat the Heat in Southern California—Wea’ve Written Weekly

    1. I grew up there, and I never realized how lucky I was to live between the mountains and the ocean where the temperature seemed to be in the 70s all year round. I have since moved away and now I realize how spoiled I was. I once heard my family there complaining about an 83 degree ‘heat wave.’ I told them, I wish it was only 83 here.

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