Creative Work: ‘Last Night’s Rain,’ ‘The Wishmaker’s Dream,’ and ‘The Warrior’ by Cleary Mallard

Creative WorksThis week’s submissions by Cleary Mallard play upon the tenuous relationship between man and nature, and how sometimes the lines between them blur. His effortless rhythm helps readers lose themselves in the poem, while the introspective subject matter keeps us grounded.

Last Night’s Rain

Wet roses, sick with heavy rain,

Left from last night’s slumber,

Smoking the breath of new days.

Swirling crimson sun, turning

Clouds kaleidoscopic in

Burning, dark rhythm.

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