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Fall on Me

February 6, 2006

Your words fall on me

like rain
out of a dark sky

under a street lamp

out of nowhere
plummeting
toward me.

Hitting my face
like soft
cold needles
bursting on my skin
my eyelids, my open mouth

until I am drenched,

shivering to the bone.

Written by Whiskey River

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  1. MB
    February 6, 2006 at 8:40 am

    Exquisite.

  2. February 6, 2006 at 10:37 am

    (o)

  3. February 6, 2006 at 3:16 pm

    Wonderful poem. And so good to see you here!

  4. February 6, 2006 at 7:54 pm

    Thank you MB! zhoen ! Beth! (it’s wonderful to be here, in this stellar company of writers and editors.)

  5. February 7, 2006 at 3:54 pm

    Wonderful words, Whiskey… I winced at the end, out of familiarity.

  6. SB
    February 7, 2006 at 6:21 pm

    Oh, my. Synchronicity?

    I send these letters.
    They fall like snow
    on warm ground

    and disappear…

  7. February 10, 2006 at 10:34 am

    Film noir in words. I replay this little movie of yours over and over and over….Thank you.

    No, not film noir…..much older….much deeper….deep song….flamenco…your blade is sharp!

  8. February 13, 2006 at 2:44 pm

    I am beholden to all of you for these stunning compliments.
    What gifts these are.

  9. February 15, 2006 at 10:38 am

    I love the way the cadence of this poem does exactly what the wordss describe. Magical.

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