Sunday, November 4, 2007

Lifeboat No. 4
by Angela Knight

“Everywhere you go
always take the weather,
take the weather with you.” – Crowded House

writing under the boat
my shelter and refuge

today’s not stormy
or tumultuous
just gray –
or is weather grey? –
and sad,

a meteorological message
to stay inside
with a mug of hot chocolate
and a good book

the book I hold – still empty
and only time
and some revision
will tell
if this book is any good

unnatural for an
August morning:
this weather
this adventure
a new experience

a morning on the lake
with cooler temperatures
telling us that
even the beaches
need a vacation
during the busy season