Jessica Hornik is the author of the poetry collection A Door on the River and an associate editor of National Review. Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement, The New Criterion, Poetry, and many other publications.
Because it rained all day, everyone grew sad.
Those already sad grew sadder.
The cupped blossoms of the wild strawberries
broadcast through the fields
drained as quickly as they filled,
while we were filled ...