Bruce McRae — Actual Event


Actual Event

The night the roof blew off.

The night a very angry wind

stormed our homely little town.

The couple in bed, cuddling and warm,

dreaming of billy goats and peppermint,

who were suddenly woken

by a starry vista revealed overhead,

a mighty gust roaring its disapproval,

complaining vociferously,

Betelgeuse looking down on them,

nodding and winking surreptitiously,

as if in on a wicked secret.

And the couple drifting back to sleep,

which I think was unexpected.

Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician currently residing on Salt Spring Island BC, is a multiple Pushcart nominee with over 1,500 poems published internationally in magazines such as Poetry, Rattle and the North American Review. His books are The So-Called Sonnets (Silenced Press), An Unbecoming Fit Of Frenzy (Cawing Crow Press), Like As If (Pski’s Porch) and Hearsay (The Poet’s Haven).