Poetry 101 Rehab: Rain

watch her:
she is the
rain.

watch as she
comes and goes
at a whim,
flitting
through the atmosphere.

she has the
motion of someone
who knows:
she’s transient.

taps at the
window,
light and playful
and clear. this
is nothing
substantial.

(not even enough
of her present
to appease
the gods)

see her play
jabbing the window
with
such
tiny hands.

this time
she is substantial
enough. enough to
appease you,
the gods,
whomever
crosses her path.

now –
watch.
see her batter
the window,
dance hand-in-hand
with twin furies.

watch her,
righteous and
strong, undefeatable.
you cannot look
away:
she will
make
you see.

(make you hear)

watch yourself pine
for her (alternately) curse her
and watch her care
nothing for you.

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