mercy may rain down

20 Oct

I pulled the entire damn thing  off

and started again –

and for a few days I breathed easy

resting on the pillow of my roofer’s assurances –

his reshingling was foolproof he said–

and I wrapped myself in his confidence and

my homework.

this roof is only one thing in a long series of large playings out

for the necessary things

such as air and heat

and water and waste–

a difficult year

in a decade of years

that has me asking the sky

what is the message?

what is the metaphor?

what do I not see that I need to see, please?

Is there a message for me here?

or should I open an umbrella to the raininess of life?

mercy mercy me oh why.

we surrender will

and continue until the last

drop

enters and destroys

what was temporary anyway.

we rise up again and again

against the elements

relearning how to shelter

against the relentless turning of ages

oblivious I am how short my moments are to the trees

to the hills

to the ocean who used to own this land

it is no wonder

me no bigger than a drop

in all of this

that I can not understand

why the roof

will not stop the rain

or any blessed thing

before I’m gone.

8 Responses to “mercy may rain down”

  1. S October 20, 2019 at 8:07 pm #

    Yep. Xoxo.

    • walkingquestionmark360 October 21, 2019 at 12:01 am #

      Love it!

      NB: roofless or roofed, dripping or dry, your home remains one of my favourite places to be in this mysterious earth realm.

    • marga t. October 21, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

      Enjoying a large umbrella with you, my friend! x

    • marga t. October 21, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

      Enjoying a spot under the umbrella with you, my friend! x

  2. Alison and Don October 21, 2019 at 3:50 am #

    Yep, this is just about how it is – no bigger than a drop, and one day this too will end.
    I love your soul-searching, truth-revealing poetry. You’re the One!
    Alison xox

    • marga t. October 21, 2019 at 12:41 pm #

      expressing the feelings as they arise seems to be offering some relief and even joy. Love the reminder from you about the One, that we are! 🙂 xx m

  3. Kelly Kuhn October 26, 2019 at 2:57 am #

    Love love love this. Oh how I relate!

    • marga t. October 26, 2019 at 2:14 pm #

      I so love little pop ins from you, Kelly. Sending you so much love in our relating to the flow of rain and sun and leaks. xx

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