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She sat, curved over the high red wall,

the rain fat about her face and shoulders

and straining off her naked toes like liquid fire.

She sang, waterlogged as her breath or bare skin,

her lips heavy with meaning and her lashes with faith, and

her hips engraving themselves in ridges like stutters

as her notes drenched the sky right back –

fell through worlds into his hungry mouth 

as he screamed prayers from his knees in the dark.

discordant melodies, all.

Copyright © Hana Ryusaka

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  1. Date: 9/12/2009 6:37:00 AM
    I love how you describe the rain as fat. I've never heard anyone explain rain like that "waterlogged as her breath or bare skin" such an amazing line, it sounds so hideous, like Ophelia but also so fresh like a newborn. You quite simple boggled my mind, good lady :) Love ya, hope you're ok. Bugsay x

  1. Date: 9/6/2009 5:09:00 PM
    Micaela your work never ceases to grow and grow in power and rawness. This emphasis of distance is so perfectly punctuated within this piece. It stresses so poignantly the anguish I sometimes sink into. I love you huny =]

  1. Date: 9/4/2009 11:15:00 AM
    I am so happy to be reading your excellent poetry today Micaela. I thank you for sharing it here at the Soup. Love, Carol