Stephen Cushman
Wind Advisory

Days like today
high profiles don’t pay,
especially apparently
out on the interstate
where just like that
one good gust
can flip yo ass.

Stand up and be counted
some other day. For now,
dibs on the ditch,
gully, sunken road
between banked shoulders.
Keep low. Stay put.
Learn from the leaves.
No point in speeding
your own diaspora.