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Liquid Tragedy

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Liquid Tragedy

-Does ugly under rain become beautiful?-

she asks, watching luminescent liquid unfold over her fingertips.

-The tragedy is that what's beautiful in sunlight becomes ethereal in rain-

he says, silking his hand into hers until the same wet moistens both their palms and slips off 
their skin like a second-hand cloud.

-Tragedy?-

she asks

-But I'm not afraid of the rain-

and she's not. Jumping in puddles and wishing on glow-in-the-dark, plastic stars as she 
counts sheep on his ceiling at midnight always was her cup of tea.

what he can't say is that 
          she burns too bright.
              That her tragedy is there in her wide 
                    eyes as they face the storm without fear.
                        That he aches as she soaks through his lungs
                              and flickers along his veins,
                                demanding thought processes.

Someday she'll reduce him to ashes.

He tightens himself around his personal fistful of fire and tries to avoid all the cracks in the 
sidewalk as they stride through an atmosphere of entropy.

She pools her feet firmly
in
every 
one.


*inspiration: Red by Elbow (song)

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  1. Date: 9/21/2009 6:07:00 AM
    Pretty poetry bloomed from a vivid song.

  1. Date: 9/19/2009 9:09:00 AM
    lovely my dear fire fly! Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/18/2009 4:54:00 AM
    Interesting piece very passionate. Keep writing. Sara

  1. Date: 9/17/2009 12:05:00 PM
    Profound imagery, nice work...

  1. Date: 9/17/2009 7:39:00 AM
    Becoming beautiful under the rain.....what amazing imagery and verse. A wonderful piece of poetry, Micaela! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 9/17/2009 5:46:00 AM
    Micaela, What a pleasure it was to read your poetry this fine morning. Thank you so very much for sharing it. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 9/16/2009 8:59:00 PM
    wow. I was so touched while reading this it gave me chills. This is really beautiful Micaela. Your imagery is so unique. Keep writing and sharing.

  1. Date: 9/16/2009 8:05:00 PM
    You're beautiful under rain or shine, not about us though is it =], I love you, you feckin wee genius, im gona feel dwarfed by your intellect when u get here huny xx

  1. Date: 9/16/2009 7:53:00 PM
    "What's beautiful in sunlight becomes ethereal in rain" is a very thought-provoking line. I couldn't help but think how rain changes our perspective on what we see. Very provocative lines in the last few verses. Great work! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/16/2009 7:53:00 PM
    that which is beautifulis so under rain or shine ...excellent!

  1. Date: 9/16/2009 7:44:00 PM
    nicely done, it leaves me wondering