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