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Scout Mercer


standing under

the gutter spout

in the downpour

pretending it was

a waterfall –

anything more exotic

than dandelions

chickens running

feathers flattened slick

mud sucking

feet out of shoes

shirts on a clothesline


despite the shrieks

frantic hands crumple cotton

face upturned to catch

the deluge


Scout Mercer is a 2018 graduate of SUNY New Paltz with a degree in History and Creative Writing, and am currently pursuing my MLS online at SUNY Buffalo, while working at Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton. I am a Southampton native, with genealogy that extends to the first founding families.