cloudless winter sky
when the levee breaks
the first time you get a shot, nothing’s ever hurt so bad.
at least a needle isn’t polio.
the first time your world shatters over someone, nothing’s ever hurt so bad.
like you can’t feel your legs
a different kind of rain
have you driven on the highway when the rain is so heavy there’s only white mist and red lights?
have you sped up? past the cautious cars hiding in the comfort of a speedometer retreating counterclockwise? past caution?
you probably shouldn’t. you’ll get hurt. you’ll hurt someone.
but if you do, roll the windows down. the water feels nice when you hydroplane.
like a different kind of rain.