do you hear it
rain at the window

do you hear the lightened notes
of hammers on skin

tunnels fade into waterways
paths are shallow pools

we laughed at the word


the understatement

all wet clothes, mops
and buckets

later he said he would have
fetched me in the truck yet

there is no vehicular access

don’t get wet, don’t get wet

we laughed
and carried on with the day patiently

ridding ourselves of the valuables
of no value

things from the past


so you know the pattern?

if the name has lowercase things
will continue a while and if uppercase

it has ended