Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing that makes water,
and nobody knows what that is.

–D. H. Lawrence

Monday, February 18, 2013

Endless Nights of Rain


So it rains,
and time, that hourly girl,
tilts up her mold,
filling with mercury.

While you sit
examining your hands
as though water
could change the world.

That’s right,
it’s the pure, brief space
that is yours:
nothing fills it. 

—Mary Ruefle
in The Adamant





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