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Spring Showers
Leeland Waller

I’ve learned so much about our love
From a rain drop—things you could
Never dream.
How following where all the others
Go can lead to your death,
Or the sea.
That inside the raindrop is its own
Private world, but only in so far as that
World remains;
Break that world and everything scatters.
Strength is only measured in what it
Can retain.
 
Finally, my dear, a raindrop only
Remains until it meets a greater force which
It cannot survive.
The earth will break a falling drop every
Time, and inevitably cause the drop
To divide.
­                -So as you sit and watch the early spring rains,
Remember each drop is precious,
Savor them for what they are,
For what we were—
Tiny, brief, and inconsequential to
The rest of the shower; but everything
To each other when there was nothing else