Sunday, April 26, 2020

npm2020: poetry videos day 26 "Something Dangerous"

My National Poetry Month Project 2020 is to record a short video each day in April, presenting my published poems to poetry lovers of all ages.

Today's poem is stormy, wet and dangerous in more ways than one, and although it's a June poem, goes with any rainy night you might find yourself in.

Something Dangerous

Nine o’clock midnight
storm pitching rain like
the first of forty days

Lie down in the street
in the middle of the street
in the middle of steaming June
streaming asphalt
shedding its day’s heat

Halfway home
soaked right through
in a shirt full of holes

Lie down in the rain
lie down in the road
look up into the streaking sky
lie down
look up

Heaven might be
heaven might be this
dark and wet and dangerous

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