Monday, February 14, 2022


It was probably the ocean 
that first made the mountains 
come together;

it was probably 
the trees and cold 
breezes in the mountains 

that caused evaporation 
and the rain clouds 
to gather;

and it was probably 
a cloudburst 
that caused the first rain to fall—

which lasted for so many 
days in a row
with no breaks

that it finally made 
the sun's return 
feel like a good thing 

to step outside under—
to lean back against a wall
and just loaf,

maybe smoke a cigarette, 
sip some coffee,
or whatever—

while you think 
some things over, or maybe
let them go.