September 14, 2009

9 Days of Rain

It once rained for nine days straight here in Philly...



9 Days of Rain

It was suppose to be a red
and dry season
But it rained for nine days straight this month.

Her cries were
tears over the ocean -
They did not matter to him.

And she still believes them when
they say they can make her forget.
The two things she fears more than God are

empty bedrooms
and the slow movement of a single breath.
Why stop here when there is so much love in the world?

She can never let go
With a sweaty grip
She still holds tight

The last time she tried to say goodbye
She promised herself
that the next one would love her better and wetter...

better
and
wetter.

1 comment:

Keith Wilson said...

"The two things she fears more than God are
empty bedrooms
and the slow movement of a single breath."

Love it. Is it strange that I am just quoting things you've already said? Haha.

Also, I am interested in the dual meaning of sound and definition of better and wetter, which is erotic and ties with the rain, but when stated the second time, especially when spoken outloud, sounds like "bed her and wed her," which directly ties back to the line passage I quoted; the fear of being alone.