and dogs wear coats.
Rich ladies air fur coats,
the homeless bundle worn coats.
drives distribute hats and coats.
Cold as the Norwegian coast,
Button up your overcoat.
Layer sweater, leggings, petticoat,
mittens, muffler, ascot.
Is that coat
warm enough? A new winter coat
need not cost a on the reservoir in
are on sale everywhere. 25% off on these coats
40% off on those coats.
down layers under smooth green throats.
We’re not supposed to but we toss them oats,
Rim of reservoir: ice coated.
Policemen: blue coated.
puddles in crosswalks, sidewalks: coated
with salt, driveways: sand coated.
on the reservoir in
in hazelnut coating,
a Tbs. olive oil will do to coat
romaine. Vanilla custard thickens, coats
my spoon. We drink a red, a
de Rhone. Please bring home a bag of tacos.
I buy us a used coat rack: we’ve no room in the coat
closet for so many coats. It needs three coats
of paint: an undercoat, a primer, a top coat.
-- Florence Cassen Mayers
Fish fillets lightly with flour, recoat