It rained in the night here–the first rain in quite a while–and it’s starting to feel like fall. Here’s some Grace Paley:


Then the flowers became very wild
because it was early September
and they had nothing to lose
they tossed their colors every
which way over the garden wall
splattering the lawn shoving their
wild orange red rain-disheveled faces
into my window without shame


“because it was early September/ and they had nothing to lose” –what a great line.