She Will Survive

Form: Free Verse

You are the miracle of divine creation
thirsting for water across the dry passage of time
and when the rains come your body immerses in freshness
like a bath in cocoa butter making you shine
and shimmer with the silent stories
we know within our souls yet too often deny
ignoring your protests like spoiled children
your sons and daughters complaining at a single drop of rain
yet it is the floods that pump through your veins
mining the future of life from the mud
rejoicing in beautiful colours in mulled cascades
of flowers
and we swallow, drowning in your beauty
breathing, believing that you will survive the droughts of humanity
until the blessed rains fall again

©JGFarmer2020

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