Night Rain

by Carolyn Scarbrough

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Rain and thunder in January
the dark patio a wet blur rain
cats and dogs memory weeping down
our long blue confessions overrunning
gutters maybe we do the best we
can maybe we gather remorse in
cupped hands
hands like wings
and drink
really drink.

Carolyn Scarbrough has published in Gulf Coast, Poet Lore, Sundog, Tar River Poetry, Conduit, Connecticut River Review, High Desert Journal,   Minnesota Review, and The Southeast Review. She has an MFA from the Bennington College Writing Seminars, works as a pediatric ICU nurse, and is the mom to five kids, two dogs and the cat. Basically, she says, she writes despite all the reasons to not write, much like a willful child!

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