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people are always asking me
what it's like to be the rainmaker.

i tell them it's like
drinking salt water
until i am filled to the brim with it,
like a leaf weighed down by rainwater
just before it tips.

i tell them it's like
except the tears don't discriminate
between eyelids
and fingertips
and the pores of my skin.

i tell them it's like
collecting my tears
in bottles
and jars
and teacups
so that i have enough
to outlast the world.

i tell them this
and i hold my breath,
waiting for them to wonder
when i came to be here
or how,
or even just to ask about
my favorite book
or the color of my socks.

but all they ever want to know is
what it's like to be the rainmaker,
when the only thing
i want to tell them is,
"it's like wanting to know
what it's like
to be like
written during spanish class...0:]

this is the product of me listening to matchbox twenty's "rainmaker" on the bus.
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HumanDichotomy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
This is very good. I like the way you've taken the concept and made it your own. Great imagery alongside raw emotion. Matchbox Twenty are one of my favourite bands, too. So great work.
aimst3r Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Thank you so much! I really appreciate the feedback, it's very encouraging :)
eikaj Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
we're always wishing to be something we're not...
beautiful poem though
Daige Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
very nice :} matchbox twenty is a very good band too *gives you a thumbs up* :D
Confusion-Delusion Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. also kinda sad too...
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