World Affairs

Not television per se 
or the chair holding you
instead of the couch
where I sit, remote
control out of my hands

Her —

I’m jealous
of the two of you

Every night at six o’clock
I’m dropped like a fork
for the evening news your need to know
what the world did today
Or so you say

And in a way
you’re right as rain
since weather follows news
sure as I follow you downstairs
through war in Afghanistan
bombings in Beirut, death
toll counted

like legs on a hassock
the screen clearing for Weather Girl –
her maps of Canada a dance of veils
arms sweeping hips swinging
warm air masses predicted
heat waves
waving across your mid-west
private country —

no wars no winter
no wife.

~ Katherine Lawrence

Katherine Lawrence writes from Saskatoon. She has written two books of poetry (both published by Coteau Books) and a short fiction chap book (Jack Pine Press). Her award winning work has been published, broadcast and staged both provincially and nationally.

One Response to “World Affairs”

  1. Truth or fiction? How true is this for guys interested in the weather =at least just fiction or worse if true to life when someone you thought was true is not???

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