The ink is dry
The poet hasn’t finished his poem
He repeats the unwritten verses
Like a mirage in a desert
Scrambled thoughts rush like adrenalin
Waiting for the moment
To descend on paper.
Dust awaits the rain
To wash away glimpses of reality
A large river overflows with rainbows
And fills the city with make-belief fantasy.
Ramzi Albert Rihani is a Lebanese American writer. His poems have been published in several publications including Goats Milk Magazine, Poetic Sun, Last Leaves Magazine, Cacti Fur Journal, Ariel Chart International Literary Journal, Poetry Potion, The Piker Press, Active Muse, Ephemeral Elegies, and The Silent Journey Anthology. He is a published music critic, wrote and published a travel book “The Other Color - a Trip Around the World in Six Months” (FMA Press, 1984). He lives in Washington, DC.