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June 5, 2007

poem: the deluge

by sven at 6:40 pm

Big act-of-god type rainstorm today. With the kind of thunder that rattles the lunch in your belly. Stood out on the front porch awhile watching.

the deluge

the unmapped craters of raindrops
remind me of the
moon we will never know

molten and newborn
tattooed by falling stones
from grandfather worlds
shattered long before

my eye is cut in two
when the whip of light cracks
and its wave of sound
rolls through my chest
like the beginning of existence

I grieve for the maps
of this moment
and that before
which will never be drawn

this world
is a burning library
of lost miracles

June 5, 2007

posted by sven | June 5, 2007 6:40 PM | categories: writing