Sonny Rainshine

Declaration Of Deceleration - Poem by Sonny Rainshine

It’s the quotidian actions,
the everyday things,
like taking the extra time
to buy fresh beans
from the local market,
wash them in crystal-clear
spring water, shell them,
slow-cook them with
with herbs that smell
of paradise and green
meadows in summer,
that halt the breakneck
struggle to finish first
before the race
has even begun.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011

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