Friday, March 23, 2012

Dishonest Raindrops

picture by Nevit Dilmen, via Wikicommons.

it was raining
and it was about to rain
and it had rained
all at once

(in the weather's honest, lying way)

the paper boat spun
in circles in the gutter
and their crew of leopard frogs
waged war on a crushed Coke can

(a can crewed by water beetles)

night came and the harlequin
lights of the town glinted off the road
fracturing into tiny rainbows
when the headlights touched the asphalt

(transient beauty of a rainy night

courtesy of a few


  1. Beautiful. I love the thought of a crew of frogs and masked creatures who are challenged by raindrops at dark. And a fractured moment because of the weather.

  2. "The weather's honest lying way" she certainly is a teaser isn't she? However you may say he is! Your thoughts seems to be spattered as the rain fell! I loved it.

  3. I really enjoy reading your poems. Have you thought about putting them in a book and publishing it?