Rain streaks
trail up the windshield
as we take the city highway
to dinner

I can say
I don’t know what
you’re talking about 
in a way that makes it clear
I do, in fact, know.

Before that is hail
and sunshine mixed, our breath
fogging the windows while we 
await test results.

I don’t want to 
give you something else
you have to do every day,
a streak to keep going.

It’ll be cold and windy 
next week.  We’ll have to
break the blankets out again.

We go out to the store
to buy dog shampoo and 
scissors, or formula 
and diapers, protein and
veg, milk and cookie,
gin and tonic