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it rains hard enough

that i can finally sit quietly,
as if lighting candles.

maybe there is
nowhere else to be.

a cup of water trembles
on the table as if afraid,

kept too long
from the useful yearning of roots,
from the anonymous way rain falls.

i light one candle
then another,
quietly,
as if lighting candles.

the rain keeps pressing damp invisible flowers
against the window,
reminding me how long the near-dark lasts,

how the woods at the edge of the yard
never see,
but thirst enough to catch fire.

each candle moves like the rain,
each quieting life
from lives of their own.

in the half-light coming in,
i can pretend it's morning.

i can sit back,
pool on the chair like water,
somehow assured--

the rain will take all night,
beginning.

outside, the trees seem to look around
through the rain,

swaying
as if trying to see around each other.

their lives are as quiet and long
as the beginning of a rain.

this is the way life is,
filling with other lives:

just feeling water
enter the ground,

nowhere
else to be.
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Given 2011-12-03
nowhere else by ~antonfrost ( Featured by wreckling )
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i-am-a-bridgewalker Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
the way this piece picks up intensity is fabulously constructed.
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antonfrost Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011   Writer
mm, the way the rain falls, then FALLS, then it's just sound in the dark.

...i don't like just saying "thank you." haha
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i-am-a-bridgewalker Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
in the dark, all sound is magic.
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:iconantonfrost:
antonfrost Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011   Writer
magic is changes made.
half-dark and half-sound.
a whole moon invisible above the rain.
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Another DD?! I've been away for such a while.
Congrats!! :heart:
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:iconantonfrost:
antonfrost Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011   Writer
haha thank you!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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antonfrost Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011   Writer
Thank you :heart:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
My pleasure! :hug:
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InkDream46 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
A beautiful, relaxing poem. I love this. Reflective too, one of my favorite poetry traits.
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