Thursday, May 5, 2011

Her Cautious Auburn Beauty / poems 2011

No More Rain

In the aftermath,
a taste of sparkling, pure ozone,
the warm breath of residual sodium chloride

No more rain in our shoes
slowing our advance

A Utah of our own
no longer a mirage
beyond salt roads,
across open water

No more rain in our hearts
submerging our love

In the aftermath,
even our tears taste less alkaline,
the fruits of our labors sweet on our tongues

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