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


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s