Thursday, October 24, 2013

Too sunny

Trying Not To Be Too Sunny

The wet cement of elephant skin

pours along an African plain,

building bulk like

those thunderheads in the sky.

I wish it’d rain.

The afternoon turns


with nothing much to do but

laundry – sheets and

towels ready to mop a sheet

of rain that does not come.

Washing, washing everywhere,

but no pachyderms

pour from that cloud – now as

heavy-laden as a load of unwashed

clothes or a basket of unsent prayers.

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