Nathaniel Perry

Nathaniel Perry is the author of a book of poems, Nine Acres, (Copper Canyon, APR, 2011). He is the editor of the Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review and lives in rural southside Virginia.

Thunder Moon

By Nathaniel Perry

No moon tonight, but aren’t you tired of hearing
about these things, the crutch I’ve strung these notes
along? Either way, there is no moon; it finally

rained. The heat’s not broken yet, but still,
a summer sky-river made its way to us
at last. . . .