Maybe the Cure-all is Rain 2016| by Finn Graves
I knew a girl once,
she had real big dreams.
Pie in the sky dreams.
The type of dreams, make you want to
But then they died.
She didn't give up, or give less, or stop anything,
but the dreams inside her chest,
the cloud castles bent on becoming
the underclouds blew away
and she got left with blue sky,
space they say
and the scientific formula
for making rain.
she ended up starting to think
Maybe the cure all is tears.
""Maybe the cure-all is grief,"
"Drops of salt water in an ocean
Cause this body of water,
90% liquid rain
wasn't making anything right yet."
Grief, when we're grieving hard,
when it's got a hold of heart strings,
most of us'll up and walk off,
anything to calm the pain,
shift the blame
to other shoulders.
comes in waves.
we have to move through it,
accept it sliding against our skins,
say yes to the endings,
to the sandpaper opinions of hurt,
listen and really hear
what grief has to say.
But we're not taught to do that.
No, we're taught to push away.
from each other,
from the connection which comes
in a vulnerable community.
How many dreams have died today?
Maybe they just didn't show up,
show off or show some leg
to the right folks.
maybe our dreams didn't sleep well,
sleep easy, sleep in
or fall deep
because you see
that girl done become a woman
working four jobs of Fridays
and she never had time for bullshit
but she sure learned how to listen closely
to the heartbeat pulse of
and she said to me
early this morning:
"Maybe the cure all is tears.
Drops of rain in a body of water
ocean salt licking down,
formless and evolving."
"Maybe the cure all is tears," she said,
"Baby girl, you go on and cry now
nothing worth standing up for today
in this damn strange world
of commerce and pain.
But us, you and me,
we gotta believe in something.
So, let's believe in rain."
So I did,
said a quiet prayer
bent my head back to my work.
the girl inside crying
the woman, vibrant paint on brush
colors, blowing in the wind
the cure all is rain.
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