*Editor's Note: Previously Published in Local News from Someplace Else.
the Midwestern sky threatens
such perfect summer squall the calm
we love in morning
coffee and split croissant.
Those behind the counter
know us and know
when to save what we want,
can order for us, smile at how we smile
at each other's drenched winsomeness. You are
not what I ordered but what I order now
across the café table, across the morning
spread with such delectable savor.