Autumn Rain

Autumn rain
soaks, chills, permeates
fleshy layers
seeping into the marrow
of those with hearts tender still.

Cold rains evacuate wormsautumn rain
and crawly things
from their earthy tunnels,
uncovering the ugly
but harmless
under the dirt.

Autumn rain
ends the summer heat,
heals the burn
of the preceding months,
restores the breath
to lungs deflated
by smoke and flame.

As if pulled from the fire,
the singed and blackened heart
soaks-in the cold waters.
Loss seared into the spirit
lessens as life returns.

but not consumed.
Autumn rain
ends summer pain.


Stephie De los Santos

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