/ Poetry

Mid-Autumn Tanka 2018

First rain of the year
came as a sudden surprise,
to the office folks.
They grumbled and pouted and
drove to lunch instead of walked.

Through the window slats
I hear the rain's pattering
turn into a roar;
I shut my door and lights off,
then stare out, nose on the glass.

Nick Giampietro

Nick Giampietro

Nick graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Japanese Literature and a minor in English, and works as a Software Engineer in Portland. He lives with his wife and dog-of-a-cat.

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