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Haddam Poet Laureate: Rain, Finally

Rain, Finally

I was the solace you craved,

carried in on tropic highs

swept in on the cavalier jet stream.

Teasing drops like heavy tears

you sighed, welcomed the reprieve

till I careened, in thunderous sheets

torrents seizing the air

saturating completely.

Every root and tendril soaked

dusty gutters overflowed

every garden stone glistened

all crevices invaded,

all day, all night.

So consumed by your need

I lost myself in your wanting.

A humid musk signaled

we’d had enough.

This couldn’t go on;

we both knew that.

Lorraine Riess is current poet laureate of Haddam and invites your submission in HK-Now for publication. You may email submissions to: All poetry should be no longer than 30 lines (one page). Include a short bio of 75 words or less. You will be notified by email if your work is selected. All work is copyrighted by the author.

Her collection of poems, Still Life With Wings, has been published and is available from her website or Amazon.  The book contains a few poems that relate to Haddam and its history, as well as the environment and other topics.





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