John-Ward Leighton CD


while the rest of the country fries
and the corn crop dies
all our wet coast summer
gurgles down the storm drain
as the shops advertise
clothes appropriate for the rain
and so the tourist taste for mountain views
is hidden in the dripping clouds
and umbrellas proliferate
winter summer fall and spring
we shall see what the glowing flowers will bring
thumbing our noses at the rest of the country
because we have only one season
called wet and in this country
that’s as good as it can get
and our attire for the rest of the country to admire
is called
wet coast chic.

John-Ward Leighton CD: Wet Coast Chic
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