Monday, July 22, 2013

I remember the rain - v2

I remember the rain – v2

I was drinking, I knew that
in the dorm, maybe at a bar
wearing a grey corduroy jacket
how many I don’t remember
too many I’m sure

getting there somehow
standing on the jetty
in the pitch blackness
the tide coming in
crashing on my footsteps

I remember the rain
splashing on my face
the taste of the salt water
only then the silence
waking in my bed 

I don’t know how I lived
how I got off the jetty
the tide coming in
only that is was slippery
in the middle of the storm

I discovered red candle wax
a stain on the sleeve
was it under the tarp
in the back of the truck
I will never know

It never came out
a permanent marker
each time I washed it
of that night, that moment
out there in the storm

Edited July 22, 2013
“I remember the rain – v2”

July 22, 2013
“I remember the rain”
Edited July 2, 2013
“Love them where you love them – v2”
July 1, 2013
“Love them where you love them”
presentation by Chester (Chet) Birmingham
on addiction and recovery at
Jeremiah’s Corner,
led by Ellen Dickinson
Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church
Patten, ME
July 1, 2013

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