Treasure Island

Eddie Roa

(June 22,1942 / Manila. Philippines)

Rainy Days


Rain chatters annoyingly
An incessant harangue on metal sheets
Drums, grates, pesters my listlessness

A lackluster sun sinks ever so weakly
On a jagged silhouette of somber evergreens
Its gilt edge no more than erose rustiness

I remember the ugliness of the day
The slate gray of twilight taking over
Amidst the harassment of an obstinate rain

Submitted: Thursday, January 29, 2009
Edited: Monday, April 26, 2010

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