My folding chair’s
bare aluminum skeleton nests the next day
like the remains of a giant broken bird
in the top of a neighbor’s tree.
Amazed, ashamed gawkers stop
to say the shredded webbing strewn everywhere
tells all the story they need to hear:
I failed to sit out yet another storm —
to mind my own business, the alarms. Do I not have ears?
I quietly shake rain off fallen limbs.