kaffy_r (kaffy_r) wrote,

  • Mood:
  • Music:

What a Wonderful World

In the interest of reminding myself that things can be beautiful, I found a poem I wrote a while back. It made me feel better, and, since I deluged you (deluged, get it? Get it? See, there was all this plumbing...never mind....) with my cranky maunderings, I'm going to take this chance to remind you that I'm sometimes less than cranky.

Night Rain

A screen, a gentle knock and stutter of rain.
Lightning announces itself silently,
low rumble on its heels coming in with the wind.
I can feel my skin.
Pinpoints, the space between them filled with night air
and the shine of dark wet sidewalk.
One story up, the smell of summer pavement hits me.
I breathe it into the spaces between my points.
Will my skin contain me?
The lightning glows over the lake
I sit very still

and expand into joy.

June-July, 1996
Tags: meanderings, poetry

  • Dept. of Travel

    Very Rushed Update, Eh? Bob and I have been here in Canada since Sept. 30, and are due to come back to the States on Wednesday. We made it across…

  • Dept. of Internal Weirdness

    A Question That Can't Be Answered, A Trip I Need To Make Why did I spend way too much time last night and tonight watching clips from a Turkish…

  • Dept. of She Lives

    Back and Breathing I'm back from Seattle, and I've been too exhausted to do much more than sleep and check that Bob's getting proper nutrition.…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.