“catchment system”

New poem published in Voice de la Luna, Vol. 9 #3, May, 2017, p. 30.  I am sharing my poem published in the May issue of the magazine here but please do check out this San Antonio quarterly magazine of arts and literature and subscribe here!

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water from the downspout via CC Shoshanah

image courtesy of Soshanah via Creative Commons.  Rights reserved.

catchment system

thoughts dangle


from the eaves





stacked in corners

in cabinets

on pages

on shelves

—a life

in leaflets

what to do

with what doesn’t’

have place




that transistor radio

we keep in the drawer

in case of nuclear war


—all those batteries

a glossy ad

for gutters

we’ve never had




thirty years

—the gush


ducked under

gallons      pouring

off the eaves


we could have


but didn’t




we needed:

designer lincoln

sprinkler system



granite countertops

slate floors

swimming pool


a catchment system

that never happened

or did it




when batteries die

transistors desist


merciful sky

we’ll shower

under the gush

mouths      wide open


while we can

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