a river in mind

by dm gillis

every raindrop
has a river in mind
not the blanket of a homeless woman
nor the umbrella of a pipeline lobbyist
nor the windshield of a taxi
even if the driver
reads Chaucer in a hotspot

see the dread
on each drop’s rainy little face
in the eerie act of evaporation

the promises clouds make
are meaningless

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