Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, METEOROLOGY, by JAMES GALVIN

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First Line: The heart is such a big awkward girl
Last Line: Even the best days
Subject(s): Evil; Gasoline; Good; Weather; Windows; Wyoming

The heart is such a big awkward girl,
I think it's a paper cup of gasoline.
The floor dozes off when I walk across it,
And the windows turn opaque
When they are sure no one is around.

At night when no one sees them
Lovers write each other's names
With black volcanic stones
On the white salt flats.
There were slamming doors and flowers,

A cup of milk left on the stove too long.
There was all the wind in Wyoming.
No one saw anything.
We were not evil enough to make decisions,
But able to let things happen

Evil enough.
We are learning that weather
Is always merciless --
Even if you don't mean weather --
Even the best days.

Used with the permission of Copper Canyon Press, P.O. Box 271, Port Townsend, WA
98368-0271, www.cc.press.org

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