Summer Storm - J.K. Durick

Just tucked away in
our portfolios of memories
there should be one of
a summer afternoon
back then
with us comfortably trapped
on a screened in porch.
It’s warm, it’s raining.
The only sounds are the rain
Ticking and strumming on the roof
and a radio tuned to a local station
playing the latest hits.
We are sitting back listening,
feeling the moment.
The rest of our lives are
off somewhere taking care
of itself while we live
this moment, this moment away.
It was warm, it was raining,
and for once everything
Seemed peaceful and just right.

J. K. Durick is a retired writing teacher and online writing tutor. His latest writing project was writing a poem a day during what seemed like that endless pandemic. His recent poems have appeared in Literary Yard, Black Coffee Review, New Feathers Anthology, Synchronized ChaosMadswirl, and Highland Park Poetry.