first time we'd spoken
at all since december,
since before christmas
and before he left for the
military, that night where
rain fell in place
of snow and on the
way home all i could
do was cry, for a
thousand different
reasons.

it was the first time we'd
spoken since december
and all i could think (or
bring myself) to ask was
"how's the weather in
oklahoma?"

he laughed and answered:
"unpredictable.
two days ago it was 35
degrees. now it's 75 and
sunny."

unpredictable.
a phone call i never
thought i would
receive – unexpected,
unpredictable.

he was always that way
(always.)