Maybe we should Write Down
What We Do so we’ll remember
what this was like afterwards when it’s summer
when friends come to dinner again when we
are less worried about What Might Happen
when we know for sure it is really is summer
and corn and watermelon and tomatoes and even my friends
who don’t eat meat come over for Peter’s barbecued ribs.
And meanwhile today one thing I do I always do
ever since I was eleven years old when I had
far fewer options I wake up and choose
a pair of earrings, and write a poem.