Poetry: A Rainy Day by Matthew McGuirk

A Rainy Day 

Racket of rooftop rain 
disappears down gutters
and into streams so wide 
she jumps them with standing long jump arms.
She pats unbaked pies sitting in puddles waist deep
and smiles through a torrent that drowns out
any squeals of joy.
Other times, she grabs the umbrella
and totes it around like Mary Poppins,
singing, “a spoonful of sugar…” even though
she knows those lyrics don’t match the umbrella scene. 
Somehow, her flowered raincoat doesn't get lost
in that downpour
and I learn before long,
the only time rain makes kids sad
is in that nursery rhyme we all sing
for some reason.

Bio: Matt McGuirk teaches and lives with his wife and two daughters in New Hampshire. He was a BOTN 2021 nominee, is now a regular contributor at Fevers of the Mind and has poems and stories published in 50+ literary magazines with 100+ accepted pieces. His debut collection, Daydreams, Obsessions, Realities with Alien Buddha Press isavailable on Amazon, linked in the bio and also on his website.Follow him on Twitter: @McguirkMatthew and Instagram: @mcguirk_matthew. 

Website: http://linktr.ee/McGuirkMatthew Daydreams, Obsessions, Realities: https://www.amazon.com/Daydreams-Obsessions-Realities-hybrid-collection/dp/B09M5KY8HH/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with Matthew McGuirk

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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