I see my neighbor has freed
herself today          from her house

stands in her driveway hands raised
crying to the wind            the wild outdoors

rusty hair a-tangle,
her reedy body             thinned by loss



She lives on green smoothies
                             wine          vodka.

She dashes to her mailbox to pluck
a yellow daylily           her only flower patch.

Her only sun-moment for the day.