Art, Poetry/Prose

Weatherman

Photo credit: Flickr, Vivienne Gucwa, "New York City Rain and Wet Sidewalks"

Photo credit: Flickr, Vivienne Gucwa, “New York City Rain and Wet Sidewalks”

Skinny lace lost

This must be the place

We took a look together

And a mirror looked back

He was commenting

But we were deaf

Draped over a book

Craning from a bed

In an adjacent room

He looked at us

Looked through us

Looked at the book

Looked at the wall

We were trying to be alone

Trying so hard that he vanished

I wanted to go for a walk

You wanted to stay indoors

Raining on rear windows

A checkerboard of city night

People’s lives

Vignettes

Slices of drama

The pieces moved

The spattered pavement witnessed

I wanted to go for a walk

You wanted to stay indoors

Weather systems

Sheltered lives

Lives lived

I looked nowhere

Saying somehow

Let’s not argue

Subtle surrender

Skinny lace found

You got the umbrella

Indoor-outdoor

Together

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