* The wonders of the world


Rain falls

an echo of my grief -

but nothing is quite like the pain

threatening to drown me.

The fact that I am here


- drenched but walking -

is a small miracle in itself.

And yet the true wonder is that

as I see a small dog walk past

wearing a blue raincoat,

I can still laugh.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

published in "the Claremont review", Spring 2003.

View dolphin's Full Portfolio
poetvg's picture

lovely piece