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I can taste the kiss of last night’s rain,
its touch so gentle, as if my body
were a pond rippling from drizzle.
We humans have a language
we choose not to speak,
a brimming tower of gestures meaning
nothing, at least, until we say them.
Hands that float like foreign syllables,
twitching legs that jitter in time
to the anxiety of others’ conversations.
Posture can hold an argument of its own
the way it makes us sturdy as bronze.
In this darkness, I shake my silence
like a bad dream. I want to be honest.
I want to be a silver thread sown
into this patchwork quilt world. The rain
whispers yes. It says let me kiss you
so that your lips feel like they’re dancing.
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