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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Magpie Tales 84 / Poem: Woman of Rain



Blood rain of the heavens

pounding earthward

arms outstretched to catch

all the violence nature can throw

at her—



losing herself to chilled veins

irrigating her flesh

thrusting her chest outward

her head arched back

an O wide to catch its fill

Niagara flowing over her lips

splashing into the cleavage below

her nipples rigid against the cold—



time becomes measurable

only as a benchmark

of periods of lucidity

of which second

has yet to occur



Michael A. Wells


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