Annette Marie Hyder
Weather Report: Foggy, Rainy, Dark
It’s true that fog wrapped the buildings in its embrace
sweated the windows and lapped the necks
of every person in the city who was out and about today.
I’m sorry about that―but you made me hot.
And the darkness of the day? I closed my eyes
and the whole city closed its eyes with me.
But the rain was not my fault.
Sugarcane runs long fingers
through the sky’s curly clouds.
Gators spank the river bank
with disciplinary tails.
Mosquitoes drape the shoreline
like Spanish Moss hanging on the trees.
The sky is a bleached denim blue
I decide to wear just that―
like a favorite old frayed shirt―
as I drift in my canoe.
Sunday Things: Lake Calhoun
(after Ezra Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro”, Paris 1913)
The reflection of these faces by the lake;
Glints that gleam in a wave’s wake.
Annette Marie Hyder is a freelance journalist, an author and a poet. She is the founder and curator of the international feminist project, “Facing Feminism: Feminists I Know.” Her articles have appeared in print throughout the United States and internationally. Her most recent book is “The Real Reason the Queen Hated Snow” published by Twilight Times Books. She is currently happily at work on a novel of magical realism.
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