Many days people call with an idea
of what they want to write. More
in summer when ideas are warm. And there’s more time for them.
Vacations, tomatoes, corn all help.
Although of course ideas exist
when it rains. Like today.
I asked Martha at the Post Office
if she thought rain made her less idea prone
and she said she likes rain because then she can think.
And turn on her television set (she said set) which she feels guilty about
if the sun is shining. So rain is good for Martha’s ideas.
As for me, and as for you, we all need a little space
that’s all. And maybe a notebook. That way,
whenever you feel idea prone, all you have to do
is just write it down. Write it down.