A Certain Type of Decisive

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Message to Readers

Monsoon season often catches me by surprise-- a jack in the box that, despite it's consistency, makes me smile. I'm a simple human, I see the water come from the sky, I go stand in it. Doesn't matter that my pajamas get wet, it's sky water, it's like magic. I was horrified as a fie year old when my mom taught me the nursery rhyme "rain, rain, go away," because nothing made playing more exciting than rain.

Silver Lining

July 25, 2020

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I live in a desert
It rained today
And it hadn't rained in so long
I forgot that my lungs were not made of dust
The desert does not understand the idea behind a silver lining
A silver lining is a threat
And a promise 
If you've ever been in a desert while it rains
You know how people walk outside, just to stand
Just to watch it
And it hadn't rained in so long
Little kids come out in swimsuits
But the older kids come out fully clothed
The rain soaks through them
Soaks through skin
I forgot my skin wasn't made of sunlight

I live in a desert
And it rained today
But the lack if rain was only
My distance from my closest friend
And it hadn't rained in so long
I forgot that my life was not made in isolation
A silver lining is a threat, but I refuse to heed it
And I promise
Because I love the desert while it rains
I read her email over and over, just see
Just to love it
And it hadn't rained in so long
I let the rain soak through my clothes
Through my skin
I forgot my friendships weren't built on distance
She probably stood in the rain with me

If you've ever been in a desert while it rains
You know the first rain that comes in mid-summer is only the beginning
Because it rained today
And that means it's monsoon season

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3 Comments
  • kemi

    Replying: Thank you so, so, so much for your peer review!! I'll be sure to incorporate your feedback into my next draft :)


    4 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Replying: Hehe tysm ^u^


    4 months ago
  • happy butterfly

    oh my gosh this piece is incredible!
    also thanks so much for the comment,it really means alot.<3


    4 months ago