tonight’s poem

17 Apr

Tonight’s poem

is submerged under water

in the basement of our new

house, while I – half a mile away –

wait in line at Dominick’s

to buy better



mops which still fail

to stem the flood

… and the rain rolls on.


While the mop drips,

bucket sloshes, and

water continues to pool

(where I wish it would not):

The rain rolls on.

*   *   *   *   *

National Poetry Writing Month:

30 poems in 30 days.


6 Responses to “tonight’s poem”

  1. Daniel Block April 17, 2013 at 9:58 pm #

    Hi RoiAnn:

    I really like this one!



    • Kathy April 18, 2013 at 10:48 am #

      Oh NOOOOOO! Hope you had many hands helping!

      • rrp69 April 18, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

        Well… yes. Miss E was a mopping rockstar. We’ll call you later with details, though… We may need to do more than just dry things out.

    • rrp69 April 22, 2013 at 11:56 pm #

      Thanks, Danny – I hope you all fared well in the storm!

  2. pepibebe April 18, 2013 at 12:13 am #

    Hi there, I like this a lot too. And the rain rolls on…

    • rrp69 April 18, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

      Oh yay – thank you. Are you anywhere near Chicago? Can you believe this storm?!?

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