I love

Blank notebook Sunday mornings.

Put pen to paper.

Friday evening trips to Applebees,

Even if we still can't

Figure our how much

To tip the twenty-something year old waitress

Sam refers to as ma'am.

Once it rained

Like having a lake turned upside down

Over your head.

On the other side of the window

A shopping cart rolls down the sidewalk

Pushed by phantom laughter.

Scream profanities in the parking lot

Of 'Toys "R" Us.'

Five crazy teenagers.