My grandmother's soup, Served near a boil, Had to be blown on, To let the spoon safely Get close to my mouth. Like my car's front seat, Leather, sitting in the sun, Absorbed so much heat That I, in a Speedo, Could not, if not, On a towel, sit down. And blistering sand, Midday at the beach, I, desperate, hot-footed it Down to the water. But counter-intuitive, Aluminum foil, Covering baked chicken, In a Pyrex dish Just out of the oven We think must be hot... So hot you can't touch it... But somehow it's not. I know that it's true, But I light-touch it anyway, Just to make sure.