puddles overflowpaved lots and streets and sidewalks—
rain and rain and rain
ever unfurlingblack fabric of fast river
upholsters the night
skies utter lightningstreams use a whirr of water—
few hear such wisdom
Chuck Von Nordheim lives in a yellow house by a green river outside of Dayton, Ohio. He toils as a graduate assistant in the Wright State University English department, teaching first-year composition. His work has also appeared in High Coup Journal and Haiku Journal, among other places.