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In honor of the rain (finally!), here’s one of my poems that was published in The Christian Science Monitor.



All day rain has

held to the clouds,

the sky turning from

gray to purple to purple-blue

and back to gray again.

A soft wind, the breath

of spring, pushes the yellow

kitchen curtains into the room.

Now, as dusk falls, so does the rain,

darkening the sidewalks,

the street. As cars dry by

the sound of wet tires

splashes in through open windows.

I listen in the dark,

the rain filling a place

I didn’t know was empty.


~ Cheryl Unruh


First published in The Christian Science Monitor June 7, 2001



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