April 8, 2017
An imaginary friend, a French kid, he calls
(They call the wind mistral)
All the Northern winter wind..mistral.
En Francais, one says, Eventhough baby jesus…
Creche shepherds are threatened by mistral.
They hold on to their hats, insteada solomnly go
Doffing their fuckin desert chapeaux.
December 8, 2010
It’s the coldest morning this year
And the Farmer’s Almanac says this year
There’s gonna be a winter of ’em
Me, I won’t mind
I like how loud the still is
forty years ago a brother from Chicago
called the cold wind
I wonder if it’s still true
I wonder if “that muthafuckin Hawk”
is still cursed & bundled against
in the only city cited for its big blow.