The rain lisps as if thirsty for something more than itself. The way the ladders hang down from the helicopters that circle the city, lines of cartoon rain. I am a place so Paleolithic I make out with stones, whisper to them, The world ends every day. Bacteria are the master race. The world is loud. Stick your tongue in my ear.
But there is this woman about to board a flight so rub some of this on the rash for the pain. Even on days that fell out of blossom, me & you
so cocky we rhymed plains with Spain and rain because days there were we grew so rare and light our selves began to outnumber ourselves.