Rhythms: A Raging Rain

Credit: Trace Hudson, Photographer, Chicago (Pexel)

by Sue DeGregorio-Rosen, RN, CLNC, Contributing Editor

A raging rain 

wetness filled with sadness

in the city

drenches my flesh and spirit

invisible arms around my breasts tighten their grip


the unexplainable appears 

a soothing sensation

like showers of sunlight through a break in the clouds

an invitation 

witness to the clear crispness of your smile

do I trust you? 

I wonder

dancing in the studio of my mind

a knowing glance

over the shoulder

you reach out to me 

an aliveness beckons

and I follow the ache in my heart, 

my hunger and thirst


we follow each other 

on a train

does it matter where?