Wet Morning

by Molly O’Dell

After three and a half inches of rain
the parking lot pools, pastel gray
sky-streaks Milford Haven.

The flag droops, oystermen putter
through their floats. Fishermen
arrive one at a time, sending ripples

under the pier where sun muscles
up between pearled layers of wet
weather dissolving into thin air.


Molly O’Dell lives in southwest Virginia where she enjoys being out in nature as much as possible. She writes from her experiences and observations as mother, physician, friend, lover, sister and child. Her published works include Off the Chart, Care is A Four Letter Verb and Unsolicited 96 Saws and Quips from the Wake of the Pandemic.