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  • Leah Mueller

Rain check

By Leah Mueller

Dancing on the brink

of the apocalypse

is postponed today,

due to rain, sleet,


and excessive heat.

It is tentatively

rescheduled for Thursday

of next week,

but might need

to be canceled

until next year, if

conditions don’t improve.

Remember, you’re not

the only one who needs

to make sacrifices:

it’s a big disappointment

for the entire group.

So. keep your place

in line, and find something

to do to stay busy.


Leah Mueller is the author of ten prose and poetry books. Her work appears in Rattle, Midway Journal, Citron Review, The Spectacle, Miracle Monocle, Outlook Springs, Atticus Review, Your Impossible Voice, etc. It has also been featured in trees, shop windows in Scotland, poetry subscription boxes, and literary dispensers throughout the world. Her flash piece, "Land of Eternal Thirst" will appear in the 2022 edition of Sonder Press' "Best Small Fictions" anthology. Visit her website at


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