"Those were hard things for me to come by, and I offer them to you for what they may be worth." - Toby Wolff

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Power Failure

I can hear the rain
not in the natural
but through structure
not just being
but battering against
being known

I watch technology flicker
trying to bear up, a slipping grip
shivering response to sirens
and a quickening draft

There must be a puddle
in the street below
every tire makes a wet announcement
next door a baby cries

All of us wondering
none of us knowing
when our own devices
will be the light.


  1. I do like this very much. How uncomfortable we are these days when the flickering starts… Some times I wish the rain had more power than it does. Great to see your words here again….

    1. I think the rain has amazing powers. You should see the way it frizzes my hair! No stopping it :)
      I prefer to deal with the power outages. Glad you liked. It ain't much, but it's all I got.

  2. Finding words amidst toil and strife can be fucking hard !!!
    Hi Annie :*)

    1. Yes, and yet somehow you manage to do it on a consistent basis. What's your secret? I'm having a hellova time. Whatever talents I may have once possessed are in hiding, or have escaped. Perhaps one day I can entice them back :)

  3. I've seen fire and I've seen rain.

    1. ♫I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end.
      I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend...♫

  4. 'But I never thought I'd see you again'

    1. "always thought" :)
      ♫but I always thought that I'd see you baby, one more time again, now.♫

      Look at all of us singing in here!!!


  5. "Lord knows the cold wind blows, life can turn your head around"


    My video I got of him singing this song.

    Hello Annie, we should always welcome the rain and let its power embrace us. I love the feel of the rain.


  6. You started it no wait it wasn't of course not it was Bama any way I have Harry'cd I love his mood it's like mine and yours lol

  7. I often wonder when my own devices will be light.

  8. hahahahaha...


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