Before the Rain - Paul J Howell

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What if we came to Earth like the rain?

What if we simply fell

Gleeful

A hundred thousand shimmering drops

Some as the lightest of showers

Some as deluge

Descending from stars

And spent our lives

Gathering

Our own pools of meaning?

What if we could be filled

And then overflow

Join others in rivers and streams

Splash our way

Like the great red fish

Together

Back to the ocean

Become its wise unfathomable depths?

What if it's the other way round?

What if that's where we start

Before the rain?