Michael Edwards



              FIVE THIRTY PM                    


Low clouds,

rumbling, releasing

black teardrops

on dripping umbrellas,

that hover like lilies

above the wet walkways

reflecting red neon

and yellow street lighting

as head-down commuters

jostling and bustling

seek out their shelter

in crowded mass transport

that empties the city.





  • Louis Gibbs

    Nice poem to start off this day, Michael! Very descriptive phrases.

  • Goldfinch60

    Good write. Been there!

    Like the artwork.

  • swingline

    Descriptive image , coming down , going out . As life goes on in a never ending cycle .

  • orchidee

    A fine write and pic M.

  • Frank Prem

    Nice city-scape piece Michael. Well done.

  • Michael Edwards

    Thanks everyone - many of us have been there, done that.

  • ShannonXx

    Very descriptive, love it

  • Augustus

    I'm in Houston to now. Talk about mass transit. We had black raindrops in Southern California. The rain would cleanse the smog for a few hours.

  • Suresh

    A simple moment in time, yet so poetically expressed

    • Michael Edwards

      Thanks so much - I really appreciate that you are looking into the archives - sometimes commenting on past work which I had forgotten. Thanks again Suresh.

      • Suresh

        I get to read the works I have missed, and the pleasure of getting a new perspective

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