Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Clear Days

it was a clear day
on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941

on Nov. 22, 1963 the rain cleared
the bubble top on Kennedy's vehicle
was removed giving Oswald
a clear shot for the kill

Tuesday, September 11, 2001,
dawned temperate and nearly cloudless

I don't trust clear days
they​ hold such promise
then break my heart

give me a gloomy day
gray skies with the
promise of rain

warm blanket on the couch
cup of tea — good book
quiet home

but today is clear
a sprinkle of clouds –
is this the day

tragedy comes
for the world
or just for me

I don't trust
this clear day
give me rain

--Thomas R. Thomas

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