KYSO Flash
Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature
Issue 4: Fall 2015
Haibun: 70 words

It Rained Today in DTLA

by Alexis Rhone Fancher

—for Joshua, on the 8th anniversary of his death

Hard Rain in DTLA by Alexis Rhone Fancher

“It’s a good thing you blew all that money your grandma left you,” I tell my son. We are driving home from yet another round of chemo. We both know he is dying. “Yeah, Mom,” Josh smiles. “We had a fuckin’ blast.”

* * *

Hard September rain.
Maybe the first time weather
has mirrored my heart.

[Photograph, “Hard Rain in DTLA,” is copyrighted by Alexis Rhone Fancher.]

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