After Hearing the Rain

wetwith the dewof a heavy rain—the scent of ozonelingering still           * a bird criessomewhere in a nest—her shattered child           * the gate has opened—I walk throughlooking for salvation           * these are the soulswho wanderthe desolate streets—I search their eyesthey do not see           * in the streetafter a heavy rain—a …

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Between the Rain and Sun

We live in drought   As summer sings to fallMy wandering clothes   Have filled with filth through all A sunny view  Along the road I cameTo pray for peace   On a night of calming rain The rooftop tiles   Have washed with water’s lashThe rusted drains   Have carried off …

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