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  • Writer's pictureJan Avellana

The Ground Soaked Through

Be Practical and her sister Be Realistic

welcome the

dousing of rain

because

it waters

the plants,

feeds the rivers

and

the birds need it

so.


but i,

i

welcome

the rain

because it is

the rain.


she with

her

pitter-pattering lullabye,

sung

drop by drop

on the tin roofed houses,

and the ground,

sloshed in drunkenness—

there my old dreams

and wishes

are alive,

flourishing,

frolicking naked,

in

the ground soaked through

-Jan Avellana, 2018

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