Thursday, November 29, 2012

In the Rain



Atmosphere cleansing,
words resound
in the rain.

Slight splatter on sidewalk
brings syllable to focus.

Consonants charge,
rise and ring
in the rain,
atmosphere cleansing.

In the rain,
tooth and tongue
are sharpest.

It began at a funeral,
continued along quiet lane,
down the severe hill,
in the rain.

And this is what I am here to tell you,
this is what I mean to say:

The same quandary,
over and over
and over again? It's
rarely resolved, 
not even in the rain,
atmosphere cleansing,
words 
in sharp relief.