Rain On The City

Poem By Richard A. Marten

Bedroom shade eyelids part
To tearful, glassy corneas
Antiseptically backwashed
O'er the city's retina.
Teek 'n tock, tock 'n teek,
Atonal splash, metronomic beat:
Musty, woodsy rain smell
Inhabits this smaller world. Lonely mind-sets flicker by,
Hurried and tense;
Dwarfed by gaunt, concreted spire heads
Mocking with belligerence. Pulsating skin of a breathing sea;
Rain-pricked
As a buckshotted crocodile.
Corneal aqueous humor,
Tympanic with earshot repartee
Of foghorn sentries challenging
The proudly bellowing announcements
Of ocean liners cutting the water.

Comments about Rain On The City

There is no comment submitted by members.


Rating Card

5 out of 5
0 total ratings

Other poems of RICHARD A. MARTEN

Kaaterskill Junction, Ny

Come aboard, lad, -
solitary fan club to surrogate fireman;
trip of a lifetime!
The port side seat of the bowlegged,