It almost smells like autumn.
Your bags are packed
and stacked neatly by the bedroom door.
I know you don’t like chaos,
so I dress quietly in the dark
and leave for work early.
I make a mental note:
get a winter coat before coming home.
The rain begins,
as I catch the train to the city.
"The Rain Begins" was originally published in the Spring 2010 issue of Rust + Moth, a local Austin on-line literary journal.
This is my second contribution to the journal. My poem "Wild Empathy" was included in the Autumn 2009 issue.
(Featured Post 02/16, 05/16, and 12/16)