Sarah Paulos

With No Umbrella

Yes, you’re supposed to kiss your lover in the rain,
but you’re supposed to kiss in a mild shower,
with good lighting, while the music swells,
not in an April thunderstorm
when the raindrops batter you like hailstones
and make you squint into the darkness to see your lover’s face.

Sarah Paulos usually uses too many semicolons in her poems.