Rainy Woods

For Kim’s prompt on Real Toads, seizing the day, getting it down.  She gives us three poems. This is the one that inspired me:
And the days are not full enough
And the days are not full enough
And the nights are not full enough
And life slips by like a field mouse
Not shaking the grass. by Ezra Pound

Rainy Woods
“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.” Langston Hughes

Stepping into rain
the walk leads past autumn woods –
the only sound is the rain tapping on the fallen leaves.
Off to the left a fox runs, tail down.
I stand and watch the rain dripping from the leaves
then I continue on my walk,
breathing in the scents of rain and rotting leaves.

The Omelet

For De’s prompt on dVerse Poets Pub.  Today is the Quadrille – a poem of exactly 44 words sans title and using the prompted word.  Today it is rainy and cool. A good day for sitting in Waffle House and drinking coffee and watching the cook do his job.  De’s prompted word is “quick”. One of my “real” poems about “real” life.

The Omelet
“The way you make an omelet reveals your character.” Anthony Bourdain
The omelet was cooked quickly,
slightly burned on the outside –
brown and tough.
I ate it anyway because I was hungry.
I left a nice tip because I was grateful..
The cook showed up for his job.
more than I did that rainy Monday.

akai aki – red autumn

copyright kanzensakura

copyright kanzensakura

leaves like fallen flags –
tattered banners sodden by
all day rain stick to
the asphalt – shades of brown and
dull gold – dreams of red still
clinging to branches – a cold
fire burning away gray day.

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