Treasure Island

Bill Grace


Ersatz Rain


NOAA declares a 50% probability
of rain this evening.
Outside I walk my dog -
a pleasant balmy evening -
the drop is felt on right arm
face upward, nothing else is felt.
Dog walk continues
dog stops to pee
another drop is felt
face towards sky
nothing is felt
dog hesitates,
deciding to go across street
a drop is felt -
sidewalk is checked -
no rain.
We proceed a football field’s length
rain is felt -
rain is not seen -
ersatz rain
with a 50% probability
of real.

Submitted: Sunday, October 20, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Ersatz Rain by Bill Grace )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. LONE LADY, vidyut chakraborty
  2. Psalm 070, Forrest Hainline
  3. What is said in autobiography, gajanan mishra
  4. The weird erotica, Marcel Aouizerate
  5. Acting Judge, Tim caffery
  6. Your lovely smile, Jesus James Llorico
  7. Past Reloaded, Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi
  8. The Truest Love., Achill Ladd
  9. Points made between waves, Mark Heathcote
  10. ignus fatuus or sketches of my past?, Mandolyn ...

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
Laid on it for a covering,
And how sleep seems a goodly thing
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Randall Jarrell

 

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]