Rain

Posted: August 22, 2010 in My Poetry
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Wet asphalt’s
watercolor
spreads out,
smearing
broad swaths
of yellow,
green or red
beneath
the traffic lights;

edging
to a bitter glow
at the outside curve
of the road.

Streets reflect light
like a rainbow
but streetlights
are murky,
as if under water,
as I make my way,
like a swimmer,
through an improbable
neon sea.

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Comments
  1. Kristal says:

    One of my favourite things in this world is night lights under the influence of rain.

  2. bluebee says:

    effects of rain in the city landscape beautifully evoked – just lovely!

  3. heather says:

    Beautiful. That whole last stanza is stunning! Underwater streetlights – such a vision. 🙂

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