surrender

oudoors
lightning fights with thunder
terrible beauty, tearing
her arms stretch wide        too wide
wetness soaks through her
fabric and flesh
bone and blood

opening her mouth, it rains inside her
becomes part of her
she is the rain and the rain is in her
on her through her
she cycles with the rain
through earth and sky and space
through time and experiences
evaporating away dirt and grime
of twenty-seven years

she waits,
hovering,
gathering then
falling falling falling
big fat drops
back to earth
and the dust
but changed
cleansed, purified
whole

2006