July 1, 2013

Droplets of Late July


The alphabet
Fell from the sky
In a literary cloudburst

           Quickly
           I held out my cap
           Snaring the wet letters
           In the reservoir
           Of its discolored peak

Words and phrases
Began to emerge swiftly
Overflowing my shabby hat
And pouring to the ground
To form a deep puddle
Of regal poetry
At my feet


          S
....          P
........          L
............          O
................          O
....................          S
........................          H



Some days
Creating this
Is as effortless 



..............As a promenade 


............................In cool rain