plipplipplipplipplip plink plink plink
plink plink plink
Remnants of rain litters the grass, leaves & limbs
a paper cup from a fast food joint, thrown out a car
window or washed off a porch. Each green blade
glistens under a once more sun, the water in wispy
waves rises where the lawn meets the asphalt. Earth
flavors the air. A deer pokes its head from behind
a rough bark copse of trees.
Last drips freefall inside the gutter to the aluminum
bend, run out onto the stone, disappearing into mulch.
ssssssssssssssSSSSSSSSSssssssssss (a man on a bike,
rainslicker shiny & yellow)
FWAPchish FWAPchish 'Hehehe,'
'Watch.' FWAPchich sLOOsh
'Hehe' (two kids in rain thick sole rain boots,
mix with puddles)
my cat stops to shake its paw with each step,
one last drop lands along my brow, follows the lines
to the corner of my eye, around my cheek to my lips
in a sloppy wet kiss---I AM
alive & without regrets
Over at dVerse Poets today we are blending poetry and prose with Anna, our newest pub tender. It is a fascinating article, so stop in when it goes live at 3 pm EST.
Today is my oldest sons birthday as well, but he won't be home to open his presents being down with my family at the FILs. Dropped a note in the comments last night, but they found the source of bleeding and are figuring out what is next.