Thunderheads

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 22:07 -- Mary R.

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32303
United States
30° 30' 35.7948" N, 84° 21' 52.992" W
32303
United States
30° 30' 35.7948" N, 84° 21' 52.992" W
32303
United States
30° 30' 35.7948" N, 84° 21' 52.992" W
55350
United States
44° 52' 35.8572" N, 94° 26' 19.644" W
32303
United States
30° 30' 35.7948" N, 84° 21' 52.992" W

I hold the thunderheads in my palms like secrets,
and squeeze the rain through my fingers like flowing tears.
The world- motion and darkness and the rising sun-
it screams around my heart,
a cacophony of noise and silence-
chalk drawings, half erased in rain,
quiet footsteps at an unnamed grave,
and the way he runs his fingers through her graying hair.
The stories, ever changing, ever unchanged-
I carry the words in my fists like healing,
and the stories seep through my fingers like a half-told love story:
do you see them all, standing here?
voices silenced, hearts pleading?
laugh lines and scars and ancient sorrows?
silence would be betrayal.

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