I remembered while cleaning
on a metal wet hot day
we wanted hardwood flooring in
the next home that would be better
than that low-end rotting hell
with the cheapest rent and
a six hundred electric bill surprise

I wanted to tell you
that you were right on that
hardwood floors were easier
to maintain that thin carpet
over rotten wood

but we don’t talk because I left

I just kept sweeping
wondering how much more
the rain was going to fall
because I wasn’t ready
for sunshine