She must learn again to speak
starting with I
starting with We
starting as the infant does
with her own true hunger
and pleasure
and rage.

-- Marge Piercy

What Is

inside a circle of quiet
i wait out the storm, gathering
discipline, devotion, determination

enough, i hope, to unravel the
heartbreak of missed connections, to
unlock the door to my home in the world

tiny seeds embrace rain,
new earth wind-swept clean
to reveal a promise, a path

with heart, ancestral seekers
guide me, shining light
on life, unveiling a plan called B

what is of the essence now?
what is the only necessary thing?
what is the gift in this longing?

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This month, Tweetspeak Poetry invited writers to build a rain-themed poem using the titles of books as inspiration…also known as “book spine poetry."  The poems I've read so far have been amazing, and I couldn't help but be inspired to come out and play.  Stop by Tweetspeak or if you're on Twitter, search for the #tsrain hashtag.

Then scan your own bookshelves and see what you can create!

Forgive Us For Being a Tease...Please?

Exprayeriment #11 -- An EHQ Flash Mob