The Weather Man
My folding chair's
bare aluminum skeleton nests the next day
like the remains of a giant, broken bird that never existed in the top of a neighbor's tree.
I quietly shake rain off of fallen limbs.
Brian Beatty is the author of two recent poetry collections, Coyotes I Couldn't See (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016)
and Brazil, Indiana (Kelsay Books, 2017).
Beatty's poems and short stories have appeared in numerous print and online publications, including The American Journal of Poetry, The Bark, Conduit, Dark Mountain (England), Dressing Room Poetry Journal, The Evergreen Review, Forklift Ohio, Gigantic, Glasgow Review of Books (Scotland), Gulf Coast, Hobart, Juked, McSweeney's, Midwestern Gothic, The Moth (Ireland), Opium, Paper Darts, Phoebe, Poetry City USA, The Quarterly, RHINO, Seventeen, Shot Glass Journal, Southern Poetry Review, Sycamore Review, Two Hawks Quarterly and Word Riot.