A poem begins with a lump in your throat ~~ Robert Frost

RAIN EVERY DAY FOR TWO WEEKS

Rain Every Day For Two Weeks

and the Chattahoochee River
runs wide and fast
covering the shoals

the river runs red
not blood red or flag red
rust red

as if an upstream barricade
of hundred-year-old cast-iron skillets
has burst

painting the river with rust
and memories of chicken frying
steaming cornbread

 

Rain Every Day for Two Weeks was awarded the Chautauqua Literary Arts 2018 Contest “Honorable Mention in Adult Poetry”

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