April Poem #19



because staying dry is sometimes            remedy

all those metal spokes             jutting about

plastic handle hold on tight            canopy

awning from sky            awning from down

pour                        because there was no rain

but you held onto that smallest roof

in any case             coat buttoned            styled

half dangling on your open mouthed

half smile            sometimes

just the thought of protection is enough.


Ekphrastic poem from: Young girl with umbrella on Centre Street Hill District, Pittsburgh 1951, Richard Saunders