Rain In The United States, KG Newman

Mark Terry, “Yes, I Remember,” 9 x 6 x 2, stoneware


Rain In The United States


If a slick Autobahn is safer than all the dry freeways in America —
if the sanctity of our beloved college hoops is so easily corrupted
by loosely disguised escorts and shoe money — what chance
does any regulation stand? Will chores even hold up anymore?
Does the leaky gutter really need fixed? With so much statistics
it’s tough to judge exactly what numbers to go on — the ones
you believe, or the ones coming down in a slow drip atop your head,
on your porch, neighbors in view and you can’t bear the thought
of them seeing, tongue-out, thirst quenched from so much chocolate.

KG Newman