Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mercury's Not In Retrograde

image borrowed from tess kincaid

mercury's not in retrograde

I like to stand
outside in the rain
without a coat
let it trickle
down my skin
all the way to the street

where it curls up
in silver drops
at my toes
like mercury
from a broken thermometer

pools around my legs
and tickles electricity
through my lips and nose
till my float valve detects a flood

it's okay to forget the umbrella
yeah, even the new red one
you gave me on my birthday

because they say
there's 100% chance
of precipitation

Tess Kincaid
September 2011

Posted over on her site Life at Willow Manor
Listed as #1 over on Magpie Tales 84

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