Gale II

A Poem By Hannah W. // 5/13/2012

Look at me; I can see my reflection in the glass
doors as I pull them wide.

I was running before a storm
and I could smell the rain
above the dusted plains
heavy and gray, what held it there?

She ran down the road—
I felt the dust in my throat:
dust yellow like chalk,
like a memory.

Look at me; I can see my reflection in the glass
chandeliers that clink overhead.

Tempest-tossed in the rising wind
that sent things into flight.
She—I?—bit her fingernails
and looked around with widened eyes.

Saw the fences and the power lines.

And the sky seeping strange above the plains
but it was not rain
at all.
It was only a scratch in the film.

Look at me; I can see my reflection in the glass
face of the watch on your wrist.

Hardly a minute’s ticked over your pulse.
I saw it all in a glimpse.

I was running before a storm—
I could smell the dust of the colorless plains—

Now I wonder if the rain never came
in the end.
If it was only a thought in my head.

Comments

I'm glad that you wrote a

I'm glad that you wrote a second part :). It has such an interesting feel to it. Great job.

Erin | Mon, 05/14/2012

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

it...

It is like the first one....that's so cool. So yellow and brown, like sepia in a literal form, while the wind is blowing........(what I am I writing a poem here? About a poem?)

Bernadette | Mon, 05/14/2012

:)

I see this in my mind like I would a dream.
It's a very beautiful poem. What inspired it?

Kyleigh | Tue, 05/15/2012

I reread the first one. I

I reread the first one. I think this is better. The last stanza is haunting.

Anna | Tue, 05/15/2012

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

I reread the first one as

I reread the first one as well, and agree this one is best. I like how seamlessly it flows and yet it gives you a kind of fragmented image in your head while reading it. Haunting, definitely.

Tamerah | Wed, 05/16/2012

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