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Wet lips

Last night I stood in the rain in my underwear.
I allowed the rain to be.
I didn’t run as a child would, laughing and loving the moment. 
I didn’t shake myself and curse the wet weather as my Mother would.
Nor did I hurriedly open an umbrella in a vain effort to hide from it.
No...No...No...I let the rain be.

I stood there with gentle water dripping down my face.
I allowed the water to be.
I didn’t reach for a towel as my Mother always did.
I didn’t shake my head as a young girl might in the shower.
Nor did I quickly wipe the drops from my face with my hands.
No...No...No... I let the water be.
Something happened while I stood there soaking wet.
Some of the rain stopped at my mouth.
It was almost begging me to taste it.
I did not spit it out like an old woman might.
I did not wipe my mouth like young men do and cough.
Nor was I horrified by the rain on my lips.
No...No...No..The glorious rain allowed me to be.

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  1. Date: 4/18/2013 6:34:00 AM
    I loved this. The title drew me in and then each line kept me going! Lovely write! PS...I love the rain! :)

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 5:09:00 AM
    Wow, Loved it, excellent poem poet

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 3:48:00 AM
    A lovely image, a beautiful poem! Thank you for your criticism. I thing we all learn by it. Thank you again!

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 8:07:00 PM
    Lovely poem.