Raindance
Entry for 2017-03-10

 

Some say it's raining,
some say it's not.
It all depends
on what you mean by wet
and which way the wind blows;
this is a complex age
 

The rain caused the flood

No,

the rain is the flood

and clouds caused the rain

No,

the clouds are the rain

So what caused the flood?

 

The flood god
 

  Cyclonic
variables
incubate
in moist
subtropical
Capricorn,
swagger
northward,
caress
the coast
or close
their eyes
and flail
themselves
to blind
oblivion
at sea
  Sixteen thousand
satellite pictures
unravel the earth:
an orange-peel collage
of all the weather
that's fit to print.
Some say it's raining,
Some say it's not
No one will ever know:
the photo lab is deluged
 
Now
then,
how
many
of you
dogs
know
how to
kill
a shrub?
Raise
your
right
hands
  The human body
is ninety percent water.
How do they know?
Every seven years,
The Bureau of Standards
obtains a person
and wrings him out:
nine parts water
to one part fire.
Procedure challenged
in superior court
(Galen vs. Illinois)
Challenge overruled,
nine to one
 

Some say it's raining,
some say it's not,
and wet is relative
like cold and hot,
humidity, bittersweet,
blacklight in space-time

     But,

at the complex age
of two and a half,
at the penal stage,
man holds the answer:
Feet sweat.
Cats spit.
Milk sticks.
Dry pants
replace wet pants.
Absolutely