out here

October 27, 2015 § Leave a comment

rain does

what rain does best
I’m not content 

to let mere cleansing

be enough
drowning upright or 

nearly so seems better

in understanding the process
so I let

torrents beat twitching 

lids of eyes
& storms fill 

      hollows where

neck meets clavicle 
I will stay

until wracked with spasms

    – fighting to stand

until the deluge moves on

only then
can it

be determined

what, if anything,

has been washed away
(c) 2015 Fred Whitehead 


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