Kazim Ali Poems
|5.||Bright Felon Dvd Extra/Alternate Ending||3/25/2014|
|8.||The Fortieth Day||3/25/2014|
With thick strokes of ink the sky fills with rain.
Pretending to run for cover but secretly praying for more rain.
Over the echo of the water, I hear a voice saying my name.
No one in the city moves under the quick sightless rain.
The pages of my notebook soak, then curl. I've written:
'Yogis opened their mouths for hours to drink the rain.'
The sky is a bowl of dark water, rinsing your face.
The window trembles; liquid glass could shatter into rain.
I am a dark bowl, waiting to be filled.
If I open my mouth now, I could drown in the rain.