Poetry at the Post: The Reality of Tropical Depressions by Adrian Castro, or Feeling Dreary in Texas

The Reality of Tropical Depressions
BY ADRIAN CASTRO

Let’s not wrestle with water
anymore—

It’s been a dreary winter—even my flowers are droopy so I went on a hunt for a poem—something to get me out of my funk. I’ve discovered that there is a poem for every situation. Someone else has already been there, felt that and today it was the poet Adrian Castro. Yes, things could be worse. I could be lying in the knot of a tropical depression.

“The Reality of Tropical Depressions” captured my attention. I liked its tempo, its progression, its innovative use of language. It made me want to find the book, read more. (Handling Destiny, Coffee House Press, 2009)

tip yr head at the orange sky blue lightning
partially our rainbow

and tonight will be “O.K./ after all.”

Here’s to the sun and flourishing flowers! I am so ready!

A flower in Delhi, India January 2015 photo credit: John Jennings
A flower in Delhi, India
January 2015
photo credit: John Jennings

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