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February 21, 2014
By veganteen PLATINUM, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
veganteen PLATINUM, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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i can count on the rain.
the rain pitter-patters
it's constant,
it's the only predictable thing in my life.

but now,
we've hit a dry spell,
the kind where we cannot
water our lawns
wash our cars,
or calm our brains.

so days like this,
when things go too
and my mental muscles
are sore,

i run out and skin my knee
on the concrete
under the blue blue sky
and i run and run

until I get to the stream.
and then I sit,
with my feet in the silky water,
and listen to the dripping
over the rocks.

i close my eyes,
and pretend the dripping
is all that exists.

i let the water wash away
the thoughts.

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