I am taking piano lessons

my teacher thinks the hot weather

and lack of rain comes from

cutting down trees in South America

(it makes sense when she says it)

I am learning Sweet Rosie O’Grady

she gets a kick out of that

we talk about how brown our

lawns are and how we’re glad we’re

not farmers and what it will do

to the price of food

and how many inches of rain we’re behind

I bring biscuits for her dog

he is quite fond of me now

by Cher Bibler