I waited for you under the big tree
laying on the ground
hiding in the grass
sinking into the dirt
while rocks dug into my shoulders

where were you that Saturday when it rained?
you never brought me a raincoat
no roof for my head
you promised shelter
but you left me laying in rocks

I watched the clouds
billowing and rolling around in the sky
they looked like broken promises
fences. curtains. wicker furniture.
they looked like you

where were that Saturday when it rained?
you told me you’d take me away
how forgetful of you
to take my spirit
but leave my head

the sky cried the tears
I never cried
it moistened the dirt
and buried me where I waited
that Saturday when it rained