Friday, June 25, 2021

Fortifications for Rain by Zebulon Huset

She made tiny
of mother’s
used teabags
to protect
the GI Joes
her brother had
set up for war
in the backyard
the night

Gobs of Elmer’s
glued the bank
properly in place
until she deployed
to college,
content as the
conservator of
a closed museum.

Zebulon Huset won the Gulf Stream 2020 Summer Poetry Contest and his writing has appeared in Red Eft Review, Meridian, The Southern Review, Fence, and Texas Review (among others). He publishes Notebooking Daily, Coastal Shelf and Sparked, and recommends literary journals at

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