From the collection Catch Up With Summer, published summer 2015.
Dry Cleaning Is Not An Option I Am Considering
You walk around under that cloud of anger
large enough that
there’s always plenty to cover me
when you get close and so I’ve learned
to get out my umbrella smile and
just flash it around
but it’s not enough. I still get wet.
There’s a cost to me
and that cost is counted
in how many outfits I’ve ruined standing in the rain
under your cloud.
I’m thinking about a move to drip-dry
or out of town
I haven’t yet decided.