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Riding the Bus on a Rainy Day
Dennis Trujillo

Silver needles of rain
pelt fogged windows.
Umbrellas huddle, then
splash through crossings
like shoals of lustrous
fish. Bloom in my lungs
at each stop when
the door cranks open
to waves of cool mist.
The bus jostles down
streets of shiny cars
and pine trees dripping
like tents. I might just skip
my station--go around
again like a child
riding a painted horse
on a carousel
made of clouds.

© by Dennis Trujillo.
Used with the author's permission.


Dennis Trujillo served twenty years in the U.S. Army, then spent fifteen years teaching math. He began writing poetry one day in the winter of 2010, when his high school staff forgot to notify him there was no school because it was a snow day. In the vacant classroom, he was overwhelmed with an impulse to write a poem titled "Snow Day". That one opened a floodgate of impulses for more; Dennis has been writing and publishing poems ever since. He now teaches English at Shinheung College in Uijeongbu, South Korea.



Post New Comment:
Beautiful imagery. I almost feel like I'm there.
Posted 05/03/2014 04:07 PM
Love the ending idea of riding the bus route again, like a carousel. Lovely images, skillfully presented with attention to sounds and visuality.
Posted 05/03/2014 11:49 AM
nice images
Posted 05/03/2014 09:03 AM
lovely poem!!
Posted 05/03/2014 07:32 AM
Wilda Morris:
I love the images, especially of the umbrellas like a school of fish!
Posted 05/03/2014 06:59 AM
beautiful. i love rain poems!
Posted 05/03/2014 06:32 AM
Great poem. Wonderful images.
Posted 05/03/2014 05:31 AM
Ross Kightly:
How often that temptation to go on riding warm and dry through the rain! Marvellously evocative stuff Dennis. Thank you.
Posted 05/03/2014 12:14 AM
A fantasy on a rainy day. Love it.
Posted 05/02/2014 11:18 PM
I LOVE this poem! The imagery is great!
Posted 05/02/2014 11:12 PM

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