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CELEBRATING CREATIVE EXPRESSION AT BAYLOR SINCE 1966

Periaktoi Writing Post

Volume 53
Issue 2

Single Visual Art Post

  • Poetry
Rain Women
Ebun Akinlaja

Drip, Drip, Drop

Gloomy is the word to describe me

Everywhere I go the rain follows

It’s true I am the rain woman 

Pit, pit, pat

Melancholy is the word to describe me

Every time the drops hit the floor another piece of me is destroyed

They say water is clear but in my eyes it’s full of sorrow and despair 

Tap, tap, tip

Omit is the word to describe me

Slap, slap, plat

Gray skies appear, all the doors are shut

Left behind in my own dark skies 

Not a glimpse of the sons golden ray

Dejection is a word to describe me

Splash, splash, clash

Icy boots hit the puddle 

Looking into a reflection of disappointment 

Frozen heart, firm and heavy like a stone