It happens often now, forgetting
the words but not the thing
This week alone the words cilantro,
Curtis Mayfield, actuary seemed
You, too, are there in a slight daydream,
a glimpse of a waning moon
on a sunny day.
A thunderstorm rises from Mount Blue
not 20 miles away. The birds and I
The stream is silent, hopeful. My breathing
slows as I count to measure the first
strike of lightning.