After The Rain

The streets will be sparkling clean.

The sun will shine.

Kids play ball.

Bicycles ride by.

Couples walk hand in hand.

The air sweet with laughter from

the diners at the sidewalk cafe.

A dog sleeps in the shadows.

A new day.

Sparkling clean.




Clean away the dirt.

Soon the sun will shine.

On sparkling clean streets.

Where kids will be playing.

Riding on bicycles.

Couples walking hand in hand.

Dinner at the sidewalk cafe.

A dog sleeping in the shadows.





HAVING A VISION<br /> I enter the bookstore.<br /> It’s cold and dark inside.<br /> I turn on the lights.<br /> Stacks of bookcases are<br /> revealed in the dim light.<br /> I draw the drapes covering the windows.<br /> The Florida sun flows in, directing its<br /> bright glow on the deserted store.<br /> I can envision couches and chairs<br /> between the huge corner windows,<br /> and a counter by the front door to<br /> serve my pastries and coffee.<br /> Yes, it was all coming alive to me.<br /> A perfect bookstore/ coffee shop.<br /> I can see a peaceful future for me<br /> in the seaside town of Oasis.<br /> Little did I know or suspect that otherworldly<br /> plans were taking place at the same time as mine.<br /> And these plans were in no way as<br /> peaceful and innocent as mine.<br /> THE DEAD GAME by Susanne Leist<br /><br /><br /><br />



The bookstore is cold and dark.

I turn on the lights.

Stacks of bookcases stand tall.

I open the curtains.

The Florida sun flows in.

Couches and chairs would be

perfect between the corner windows.

A counter with stools by the front door,

where customers could enjoy my coffee and pastries.

Yes, it is all coming alive to me.

A perfect bookstore/ coffee shop.

I could see a peaceful future for me

in the seaside town of Oasis.

Little did I know of the otherworldly plans

taking place at the same time as mine.

And these plans are in no way as

peaceful and innocent as mine.

THE DEAD GAME by Susanne Leist