Unravelling and weaving, sometimes simultaneously


My life has been
a rain dance
bare feet on dry earth
begging for sustenance
one storm at a time

It has rained
over and over again
it has rained
mainly flash floods
washing away the cracks
in the dessicated soil
running away in rivulets
to somewhere else
accompanied by thunder

When I least expected
a soft shower came
a soaking rain
the kind that lingers
the kind that feeds
all the deep places
and wakes the seeds
so that the grass comes
with the scent
of petrichor

It was gone before I knew it
though I savored the time
standing in the full of it
feeling nourished
washed clean
drawing in deep breaths
filled with the smell
of settling dust

It is my path
to keep dancing
knowing more floods will come
muddying my footsteps
with only superficial solution
because the soft showers
are few and far between
their blessing
fragile as a desert flower
opening fragrant
after its passage

Cactus Flower by Diane Morgan 2011

Cactus Flower by Diane Morgan 2011

(c) RCGA 2014


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