Practical advice for any climate

On a grey day she will carry a cloud
into the office and park it at her desk
where it can mind its own business.
Do not offer her an umbrella. She will get her own.

In stormy weather the wind will crack its head
against her resolve.
Take note of her position.
It is the best place to stand in a gale.

In questionable weather be sure
to ask for her direction.
Her point of view will cut the fog
into quivering halves.

On a sunny day she will poke holes in the sky
with a pen for something to do.
The light will land at peculiar angles.
Then she will laugh and the colours will dance
and you will probably want to borrow her pen
but by then there is very little point,
just put on your shades and tap along.


First published in Bravado