February 17

On the porch, in the rain, shrieking

My Molly, Graham and Sophie
know if mud is left
Afoot, their dad and mom

bark and howl. And so
they run and grumble through
dirt, and won’t return home.

*a honky tanka: a form created by Maurice Manning. Six five word lines. The even lines iambic. The odd lines trochaic.

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