Artwork © Rayn Roberts


Slight Change of Plans

A dog should detour
when that hydrant
is a cactus.
There are much better
places to pee.

A skydiver
should skedaddle
for a coffee to dunk donuts
than to dunk one nuts
in cold Atlantic brine.

A flower should cower,
make another
bloom appointment
when the sky rains
satellites upon the ground.

A slight change
of plans just might
guarantee you
a second chance
for doing something wrong.


Nolcha Fox: “I’ve written all my life, starting with poop and crayons on the walls. My latest love is writing poetry. When I’m not writing, I’m a crochet maniac, a dog-approved hobby, which means I chase yarn out the front door and replaced chewed crochet hooks. Did I say dogs? I’m covered in dogs. And words.”

Rayn Roberts lives in Oregon where he writes poetry & creates digital art.