A Portland Summer

The Poetic Asides prompt today was to write an “after the rain” poem. After the soggiest June on record, we have finally settled into seemingly endless days of summer sunshine here in the Rose City…

A Portland Summer

After the rain-
people stand ill at ease
because their favorite topic
has been exhausted

After the rain-
dahlias reach for the sky
and the grass grows
like there’s no tomorrow

After the rain-
lies a perfect summer
ready and waiting
to be enjoyed