The roses from our dinner two nights ago
Begin to wilt.
I know nothing of cut flowers.
The peaches are blackening in spots.
And I have dined three times on leftovers.
Yesterday was overcast,
Today it rained.
Today it is raining.
I must go to the bank.
I phoned you last night
From a pay phone on Queen Street beside a Brazilian restaurant.
You seemed happy.
I seemed happy.
Why are you not here with me tonight?
-- Stephen K. Roney