A rainy day for you and me (a poem)

A stormy day with raindrops running down the windows, a scene or two while out and about, and an old song viewed from the other side.

This melty scene greets me
from the window panes
reminding me of a 50-year-old sentiment

We’re all water

The man standing under shelter
by the door to the Safeway
asks if I have any spare change

If he’d asked me on my way in
I could have come out
with cash in hand

In the valley down south
the river’s about to breach the levy

Water wants to be free

The rain, it keeps on coming
from grey skies hovering above
while the winds shake my house

I lit a candle this morning
for the latest victim to drown
I wonder where he is now

The philosopher says
the wave returns to the ocean—
just a different way for water to be

You swim the seas inside of me

(23 February 2020)

 


 

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