Steven Federle

(1951 / Cincinnati Ohio)

Abaude: Morning Rain


Living trees, grass rising
from dark cool soil

Roses, like blood from a wound
rise above a common weed.

Its fugitive life persists
evading my brutal hands.

November rains
provoke darker green

Dim clouds pour
solemn waterfalls

Holy tears renew
the life of our dark world.

Submitted: Sunday, January 30, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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