Stormy Weather

Sundial Ridge, Redding, CA

Sundial Bridge, Redding, CA

A storm begins as a harmless patter,
a shuffle on the pavement,
an occasional trip-trap
coming down
at the same tempo,
target practice
increasing in accuracy
until its velocity
becomes more insistent,
a spring downpour,
the ahhing of earth
absorbing moisture,
then rain plays a trick,
comes down in lashes,
a punishment for hours
and doesn’t stop,
the ground can’t take it,
spills over in sobs,
becomes the background,
what we live with

About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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