Whichever Way the Winds Blow

She told me to check the weather
and I said I can tell what to wear
just by looking outside.
She seemed doubtful.
I said trust me.
I know which way the wind blows.
Her look suggested something different.

Seeking to impress
I glanced out the window
spied blue skies
and explained that a spring jacket would be fine.
I told her she worried too much
and went on my way.

When I came back
three days later
after the roads had cleared
and electricity had been restored
I found she had long ago left
with no intent to return.

It seems
I had not been
quite so good with forecasts
as I had previously thought.

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