a Poem by Raquel Swann

Thunderstorms hover over a graveyard

Dumping rain in buckets

Drenching a lone headstone

Which reads,

“Here lies the shattered remains

Of a soul lost to the universe

Filled with doubt, shame,

And missed opportunity.”

A bolt of lighting cracks

Rumbling the earth

Six feet about my final resting place.

A blue rose planted nearby

Topples over.

Dirt falls inward opening

A crevice within the ground.

Water quickly fills the hole

As my hand stretches upwards

Towards the gray skies

I feel the rain touch my skin

For the First time in forever.

I want to see the sun once more.

I desire to walk among the living

Once again.

I must find my way back

And return to the world.

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