The way the earth smells, after a storm

she thinks
the world turns on a song
spilled out long and lean
along a riverbank
flanked by pebbled hearts waiting.

he drinks
her words like quiet raindrops,
stops only long
enough to remind
himself to breathe.

 

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3 Responses to The way the earth smells, after a storm

  1. Beautiful De and speaks of a love we all yearn for…..just lovely….

  2. Shawna says:

    Oh wow. This is beautiful!

  3. Shawna says:

    So, to me, she might actually BE the storm and he might BE the earth … or the other way around. I also have another theory about the title, but I’m just gonna keep it to myself. 🙂

    “she thinks
    the world turns on a song” … Um, there’s no “thinks” about it. This is absolutely true!

    So gorgeous: “he drinks
    her words like quiet raindrops”

    “stops only long
    enough to remind” … So much tucked in here. If you are “only,” then you are either by yourself or you are in an “only” relationship … meaning that you’re committed to someone. And obviously there’s some serious heaviness and sadness associated with both, because it just gets sad, either way. So you have to put a stop to the “long” somehow … you have to “re-mind” or figure out how to get your head straight so that you can keep putting one foot in front of the other.

    I love your brain … and your line breaks. Always.

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