A regular Nick to your Daisy
watching it glisten like a meteor shower
televised in a block of ice.
There is an iffy cocoon
of these afternoons by the swamp.
I’ll milk the shadows of melancholy.
We’ll bathe in gender politics.
Femme fatale, decline all drinks proffered.
I left my sense of humor in my other suit.
You had a breakfast of bees.
Migratory birds applauded your rare frequency.
Perhaps we should’ve checked with the national
weather service about our feelings, before we let them fly.
At the English garden there you found
wan Snickers wrapper, sign of civilization.
Time has feathers, but we, too shy, seem
forever left to linger upon the lips of an hour.