rain poem
by A.D. Winans

the storm
lets up

the birds
take flight

neighbors dog
sheds water

drops in
sprinkler rhythm

a cavalry
of children

magically appear
in rainbow splendor

sun peeks
from clouds

smell of fall
in the air

PHOTO: “Rainbow Over the Golden Gate” by Ei Katsumata. Prints available at

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