A Walk in the Rain | Gareth Culshaw

There’s gull rain outside and it weighs down leaves.
I put on my boots and take an afternoon walk.
A lapwing oars the fields sky as it comes in for spring.
Black blobs of Jackdaws speckle the low crop field.

A squirrel races through the branches tries to catch up
yesterday. Puddles gather around me. But I keep on
walking. This road leads somewhere, though
the cambers ache away my energy,

I keep on going. I hope to find the end.


Gareth Culshaw lives in Wales. His first collection came out in 2018 by Futurecycle called The Miner. In 2020, his second collection, A Bard’s View, is released. He is an MFA student at Manchester Met. Also nominated for Best of the Net.

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