The weather's playing tricks again
fashion dismay in the brick courtyard.
Falafel tragedies on sidewalks, too fast
in heels up first avenue, power lunches
on the cheap. Sweat your make up off,
loosen your silk tie. The lies this morning's
haze told, you should know better by
now, just have the wardrobe follow you,
like a puppy or a goat, there for when
you need to reach back and grab a blazer.
It's already almost May is both
the reason this rain has you aghast
and why it shouldn't be so hot yet.
A light jacket, fashionable top,
open toed shoes; all shows of optimism