Sunday beneath the storm (a poem)

On a stormy weekend…

It’s been raining all day
the lake in the parking lot
has been upgraded
to the state’s third-largest lake
or maybe the world’s
sixth-largest ocean

I just woke up from a nap
to find the afternoon already gone

I suspect it got tired of waiting

I gave up on the movie halfway through
when the reappearance of two characters from the protagonist’s flashbacks
told me exactly what the second act would be

My story arc frequently folds back on itself—
either it’s not sure where it wants me to go
or I’m not sure where I want it to go

I just want to wake up from a nap
with the hard part already out of the way
and have you say

You look confused
Were you having a dream?

(written 30 October 2022; posted 1 November 2022)

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