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I just found out that one of my poems will be in We’Moon 2014! ¬†How exciting!

To Become the Rain.

In these times
it is no longer
enough
to lie on our backs
with our mouths open
waiting
for the rain to come and
quench our thirst.

We are no longer content
to stand up,
shouting at the sky, wailing
and beating our breasts.
As if such wrenching could cause the sky
to break open
and shower us with tears!

Now, now we must become
the rain,
letting our bodies sink into
the parched earth, filling
every crevice with a listening
so great that flowers
bloom where our bodies lie.

Look up at the sky and shout
prayers of thanksgiving
that cause
the heavens to join in,
raining down sweet mercy.

There is no choice anymore
but to lie still and sink in.
We must moisten the ground of each other
with our own sweet essence,

showing the rains,
by our example,
what it is to flow down,
gathering strength and unity.

What is it to love one another?
It is to belly down and
become the rain.
That way the Earth may remember
and so share her own heart
which beats in-sync with
our own

Late June 2011