July 17th 2016 (a report on the weather )

by Brendan Strong

warm wind wraps air around a tree
collected compressed condensation
drops patter from leaves

on the precipice of precipitation
glistening belies heavy humidity
no promise is carried by anticipation

and it stays that way
for most of the day

evening keeps its own counsel




a cool breeze raises the hair from your skin
and as long as it takes it’s sudden
the rain comes the air thins

the lungs inhale exhale