Tuesday, 22 July 2008

The re-birth of clouds and the air after rain - Roseanna Freiburghaus

The re-birth of clouds and the air after rain.

it started with a glance. just one glance that's all it took.

it grew, flourished

     laughed. cha cha cha dancing

the ha ha ha.  one step forward, sideways glance now


The ha ha ha only came from you.

One night                                       just one

night that's all it took                for hopes to soar


    with the stars. But that only made their fall all…the worse. From

the stars to the earth = that great deal of space.

The ha ha ha turned to hate.            i hated you and

 was glad.

For that night. That night where time                   stopped.

Stole   time            i should be with now.

And so it died. That snarling twisting beast

i stabbed. Beloved loathing replaced its stage. me,

my own audience clapped           as it took its last breath in its cage.


It started with a wave. Just one wave that's all it took.

i hated you for that too. Your ha ha ha ringing

from that wave many more            flushed over my cheeks


           You’d done it. It was born once more. Painful week of labour.

Alive again

Refused to surrender

Could not conquer.

Trapped in this ha ha ha

           i want the last laugh. To stand on a scaffold and spit it

Out                                                     but do not worry…yours

truly.  For if

You have noticed the air-            

                                      Clouds compress it


It pours. But after the rain                            the air is fresh.


New. As it was before. If you’ve noticed that – there’s nothing to



To smell the air after the rain.

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