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March 1984


Rainy Night on Front Street


It is night

       (dark and glowing)

above and below

bright bits of day


in the infinite black

challenge its rule

add to its beauty


on the street they

crisscross on

the windshield

flowing to the hood

never to touch the earth

until rain

makes an easy path

and the lamps

       (and stars)


unbounded in travel

filling the air

with light

that glistens

on the road

like quicksilver

in endless motion

till it stops

and light is bound

to transient man-made sheets

and panes


Each New Day A Miracle
Copyright Peter Rhebergen
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