Corey Mesler

A Stray Storm

A stray thunderstorm,
without collar
or ID,
snuck into our
rolled around on
the lawns,
begged for a
quick belly rub
and a scratch
behind its
dark grey ears,
before letting
loose a howl
that darkened
the moon and
soaked our homes,
shaking its considerable coat.

Corey Mesler has been published in numerous anthologies and journals including Poetry, Gargoyle, Five Points, Good Poems American Places, and New Stories from the South.