Right As Rain   Leave a comment


bundles of thread
what Germans call

 long
     d
      r
       o
        p
         s
           of rain

would you save your bundle of thread
for a rainy day?  decline a rain check?
and pour  that bundle
over yourself until

    one
        more
              drop

makes the mineral spring in you
run wild
until the rain of cats and dogs
laps at your ankles
and
Billie Holiday sings,
“Don’t threaten me with love, baby. Let’s just go walking in the rain.”

                               Mary Strong Jackson
                               January 2011
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