Expect a high of eighty one
and a low of forty four
But is that low what is to come
or from the night before ?
Partly cloudy to partly clear
are they not the very same thing ?
A ten percent chance can appear
one hundred when its happening
Can anyone stop that butterfly
that is beating in far Cathay ?
To help deflect the hurricane eye
that is ruining my day
Under the bright sun shine
the umpire whisk brooms home
He raises his head only to find
due to rain the game is postponed
When theres a shift in the isobar
the forecast ain’t worth a nickel
But no one is really keeping score
except the ghost in a robe with the sickle
With indifferent skies overhead
we plan our picnics and our drives
Expecting climate but instead
its only weather that arrives
Jimmy Tee is a poet from Milton VT. A member of the Burlington Writers Workshop since 2014, his work has been published in the 2016 Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop. His poem “Donny’’ was on display at Union Station in Burlington VT for the month of February 2017. He continues to find freedom in form.