Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Winter Walk #9 (Can I Just Say)

A warm day in January,
is perfectly plausible
but intimidating

How can I just say
it's wet
and grey today
on a walk so unconstitutional?

How can I just be
bedraggled or
beleaguered or
bedeviled or
bereft of 
decent adjectives and sleep

While the bulging sky 
ripples with laughter  
in breeze-motivated mud puddles

Then again,
maybe I'm not so constitutional either

Maybe I can just say
that I am breaking in a pair of new boots today

Or that I'm perfectly plausibly wearing 
the wrong coat

Or maybe 
if I just keep walking
and stop clutching at the clouds
all sorts of novel words
will soon rain down
to bail me out