Nine Things While Waiting For Georgia In the Rain

I.
The whole time
All we really managed to
Do was outrun
The storm

II.
Here in Florida
The lightning can
Be particularly
Dangerous

III
All the ghosts come from the rain-
Tread of tires

IV
Nothing is in the let-up
Between St. Augustine and
Savannah which are both
Seven miles from Somewhere
Even in the rain

V
This is the same
Rain of Fayetteville. Of Charleston.
Of Richmond. Only
To remind us of distance

VI
It is all in the
Space between clouds and
Town. Angels and
Ospreys in the
Yellowed sky

VII
All the way out of Oregon and he caught up with the storm
How odd

VIII
116 miles to
Savannah
At one point
It must be the lightning is like
Handwriting here

IX
Welcome to Georgia
It is four o'clock in the
Afternoon