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August Rain
by Doug Tanoury

I remember an August once
When I could talk to him
But didnít and each word unspoken
Rested like a brick on the silence
That lay thick as a layer of mortar
And grew into hardness between us

These days I think of him
Mostly when rain falls in gray sheets
With a soft hiss as droplets
Paint the pavement with color
Of an overcast sky and collects
On the road in pools brought to full boil

In summer storms with the
Sound of thunder on my skin
I recall in the airís smell and
The wind cool in my hair
An August once when rain fell
In mortar gray hardness on our silence


"Grounded Flight" Pendant by Barbara Snyderman

"Grounded Flight" Pendant
by Barbara Snyderman

     

Doug Tanoury grew up in Detroit and still lives in the area with his wife and three children.

Doug has been published by The Pittsburgh Quarterly, Eclectica, Poetry Magazine, Agnieszka's Dowry, Savoy Magazine, Zuzu's Petals, Pif, The Blockhead Journal, Swagazine, Kimera and others.

Doug is exclusively an Internet poet with the majority of his work never leaving electronic form. However, his work is featured in a new book by Funky Dog Publishing: "Athens Avenue-A Collection Of Poetry".

The greatest influence on Doug's work was the 7th grade poetry anthology used in Sister Debra's English class: Reflections On A Gift Of Watermelon Pickle And Other Modern Verse, Stephen Dunning, Edward Lueders and Hugh Smith, (c)1966 by Scott Foresman & Company.

     

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