Audre Lourde

Coping

It has rained for five days
running
the world is
a round puddle
of sunless water
where small islands
are only beginning
to cope
a young boy
in my garden
is bailing out water
from his flower patch
when I ask him why
he tells me
young seeds that have not seen sun
forget
and drown easily.

Audre Lorde
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One comment

  1. Mitch · September 25, 2012

    “When the rain comes we can’t wait for it to go away… Give me too much sun and my mind burns turning grey..”

    I enjoyed reading this.

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