Sonny Rainshine Poems

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A Leaf Refuses To Fall

The leaves don’t let go
that easily either. It takes a bluster,
a filabuster of north wind,
and the wasp-sting of the first

100 Fireflies

He stayed up half the night
collecting one hundred fireflies in a mason jar.
Just before midnight he unscrewed the lid
and released them inside the screen porch.

1 Is Easy

One sex, one race,
one religion, one face.
One thought, one nation,
one dream, one altercation—

Apology For Poetry

Some say that people
who like poetry
live in a rarefied world
populated with pretty words

Art Forgery

In what she referred to as Reverse Art,
she decided to re-create
Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”
in an arrangement of real blooms

Sylvia Plath

She reached for grapes
and grasped a cluster of words,
which she crushed in her fingers
to make a concoction of nouns

After The Rain

One Chinese lantern,
forgotten when the lawn party
was spoiled by a summer downpour,
waves in the drizzly wind

An Oak's Progress

An acorn drops,
piercing the leafy humus.
Heavy rain in the night
entrenches it

21st Century Rant

Growth! Progress! Expansion!
Then downsize it all when it gets too bloated,
and if that doesn’t work,
lower the borrowing rates

Haiku: Hail Storm

Pearls from a necklace

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