RIC S. BASTASA


a rainy day


the trees are full of green leaves.
the shrubs are flowery.
the grasses are still wet with dew.

two muscular men pass by.
Under one black umbrella.
One hand on the shoulder
of the other
keeping themselves close
to avoid being wet by the rain.

On the bench beside the
pavement
One lean white man
sits with sad eyes
(i guess there must
be tears on his cheeks)
looking at them.

Not a word is heard.

Submitted: Sunday, September 27, 2009

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