the hose made a stream like a swimming pool in the alley
i could hear it.
i lay in bed, listening for the air conditioner to shut off
so that i could know when i should have been asleep.
from off in the distance a police siren screamed
from ten feet behind a baby started to howl.
outside three dogs began to bark.
next door baby jumped into an above ground pool.
from the other room a dachshund began to pace.
from here i can tell you we are waiting for the weather to be less symmetrical
we are waiting for the wind and rain
we are waiting for the red light in the icee machine to turn on
we are waiting for the kind of tub you can take a real good soak in
and we are waiting.