Spring Rainstorm


Silver/white sky presses down
on wind-blown almonds,
wrings dripping leaves.

Light shifts from menacing charcoal
to acute golden clarity,
then opaque gray again.

Agitated sparrows, voracious jays
feed upon drowning earthworms
as they writhe from wet ground.

Torn bits of storm-shredded ash trees
litter flooded sidewalk, form an
extemporaneous mosaic upon sodden lawn.

By Jennifer Lagier

azalea and almond trees in the rain


The author, Jennifer LagierJennifer Lagier has published ten books and in literary magazines. She taught with California Poets in the Schools, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate monthly Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Second Sunday readings. Forthcoming books: Harbingers (Blue Light Press), Scene of the Crime (Evening Street Press), Camille Abroad (FutureCycle), Forthcoming: Like a B Movie (FutureCycle Press, 2018).Click here to visit her website. Photo by the author.

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