what a weekend

friday 
was 
such a lovely day
after
 the rain left
 that is

the forecast
 for
 the weekend
 wasn't great

add to wintery temps 
the beginning
 of 
the remodeling of my mouth

too many years ago for me to recall
 how long its been
i had a permanent bridge installed 
over
 around
 and 
through
 my upper teeth

over these many years
 i should have charged my food a toll 
then
 the cost of 
repair 
replacement
 remodel
would have  
less stress on my bank account

i might have actually gone a few more years
 before major renovation was needed
but things happened

anyway

saturday 
was
 the first step
 toward
 what likely
 will be
 months
 if not at years
 of 
dental visits


the rain 
supposed
to happen
 late in the day
started
 before 
i even stepped out of the house

 a mere drizzle uptown
was
a major downpour
midtown

umbrellas were popping up
even under the
calder


the only one happy about the rain
the umbrella vendor
his chant of
five dollars five dollars five dollars
carried him across 57th street


several hours later
mouth mostly numb
i
headed uptown

the rain
gone
leaving
wet streets
blooming trees


beautification happened
seriously 
did you think 
2+ hours in a dentist chair 
would stop me beautfying


sunday 
was 
a lovely 
sunny day
the wind 
however
icy and strong
 enough
 to 
blow people away


hold on tight and walk fast


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