Through the Heavy Gray
from a painting by Featured Artist Terry Davis vol.193 ~ July 2017
by Paulette Demers Turco

The drops are iridescent on the pane.
The gusts that tore the branches from the oak
and slammed them to the ground, as if a joke,
have left these fields in search of more terrain.

The sheets of rain seem dappled with the rays
of late day light above some stone-walled field
far away from us. Our soil will yield
fairly well. The crop is safe. Some days

of sunlight, dawning in the dusk, will give
the leaking barn roof time to dry, and us
the opportunity, without much fuss,
to mend the wall, the roof, to somehow live

another day, imagining what she
would see in this late light now facing me.

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