The prompt today was “After the Rain.”  Took it to this past weekend in water-starved Philly; a mudslide in Topanga Canyon; and a flood in Attica, in which two people lost their lives trying to save animals from a vet’s office.  But this one seemed apropos for today.


Tears flow steadily surely certainly
Tissues stack teetering telling toppling
Therapist listens nodding knowing nudging
Time passes slowly softly swiftly

Tourist wonders why when how
she was brought to this strange place
of salt water headaches
of stories that go bump in the night

© 2010 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil