Wednesday, July 27, 2022


Sometimes, it's just shocking:
the mercurial suddenness 

with which clouds 
attain solidity 
and clement skies darken—

how quickly 
this vast and guileless 
field of possibility 

surrenders to those roving 
and disgruntled 
bands of breezes

and their furiously unanimous 
caucuses of vapor, 

which, in the time it takes 
to read this, 

have closed-in tight, 
caucused, and stiffened

into just the kind 
of elephantine 
and doomed luxury liners

which no one down here 
could ever afford to board.