Reuel Ben Lewi

Flood

It was a Sunday. December.
Not May. Rain falling,
can’t remember when rain
reigned four long days
and nights over watery Paradise.
Streets and drains
succumb to primeval deluge.
East Coast flood plains
became one huge swathe
for useless galoshes.
What can anyone do
in this unfathomable fault?
Wet dreams, our only hope.

Reuel Ben Lewi is a Guyanese poet/ dramatist and a former teacher at the Buxton Community High School, Georgetown, Guyana. He read Sociology at the University of Guyana and has published in Poui, Guyana Christmas Annual, Timbucktu, Sx Salon, Xavier Review, The Dalhousie Review, Moko Magazine, Caribbean Reads.Anthology: Where I see the sun: contemporary poetry in Anguilla (House Of Nehesi Publishers, 2015).