everyone rambles on and on
about California Weather.
oh, sunny days, oh,
you need the sunglasses and
the surfboard and the
bleached
blonde
hair
(the convertible car
is a nice touch)

California Weather
...

yesterday,
it stooped to forty
today;
cloudy overcast, drizzling rain
Last week ---
that's what we call
Californian weather.
(who else heard of
seventy-five
in late november
?)
---see how it changes?

never the same;
never a shining sun
all year round;
always erratic,
always changeable
unpredictable
abberant
;unreliable
(because the only
damned thing that
stays the same
in
California
is the fact that it
changes all the time)

its not comfortable
without a jacket until May
does that fit into
your typical California view?
how about the three
straight
weeks
of rain last year?
is that California?

vacationers come
dissapointed at the grey
bleak
overcast
not what they expected
frustration
(now they wish
that they packed that jacket)

expect the unexpectable
(remember the saying
'if a thousand things are bound to
go wrong, they will, and it
will rain on top of it'?
--- maybe that's not quite how it goes)
enjoy the sunny days
the warmth and the
smell of sea salt
and fresh cut grass
and skies bluer than skies

enjoy the sunny days
because there will be few


Well?