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Endless Nights of Rain

So it rains,
and time, that hourly girl,
tilts up her mold,
filling with mercury.

While you sit
examining your hands
as though water
could change the world.

That’s right,
it’s the pure, brief space
that is yours:
nothing fills it.

Mary Ruefle, in The Adamant

16th February 2013
Tags: Mary Ruefle Endless Nights of Rain thoughts that breathe poetry lit

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