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WHISPERS IN THE RAIN


As we walk down Whisper Avenue
sharing a stroll in the rain
you speak of love escaping you
and the girl who caused your pain

Our footsteps begin to synchronize
and unconsciously you muse
the raindrops mingle and hide your cries
as the puddles drench our shoes

"How could she leave me and be so cruel?"
You question time and again
"She left me here, a broken fool!"
I can feel where you have been

Feelings expressed in shades of gray
are poured out like the showers
like two nomads we lose the day –
and ramble down streets for hours

The sky and I hear your confessions
all your guilt, your hurt, your shame
and clouds bow down in benediction
absolving your heart from blame

Yet into this shadow of deep regret
a glimmer of light shines clear
as you hold me close, all dripping wet
a tremor of feeling appears

Searching my face with widening eyes,
in surprise and disbelief
seeing emotions I cannot hide
seems to soothe your doubt and grief

"Why didn't I see you here before?"
with hushed regard you enquire
your query opens a heavy door
to the place I've long desired

"You always belonged to another…"
I answer with worriment
but I'm feeling a wee bit braver
now that the words have been spent

In a moment of time's suspension
with rain falling all around
the air seems to vibrate with tension
and suddenly there's no sound

A kiss so tender we evanesce
like ice held to a fire
and arms encircle in sweet caress
as inhibitions start to expire
  
Our first moment ends, a wreath of smiles
walking on you take my hand
we've cast a spell – we're both beguiled
our destiny couldn't be planned

And then we're back where we had begun -
now the world seems fresh and new
clouds have scattered and we breathe the sun…
there's love on Whisper Avenue.


K.Tate Jacoby
November 12, 2009
(revised Nov. 3, 2010)











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