Skinny knees and shoelaces
Patter through the wet
Hems, collars, bobby pins
Freezing hands that fret
Streams of water trickle
Swollen by the rain
A river rushes gladly
Pulsing like a vein.
The blood of sky continues
Some love the offered drops
Others sit foreboding at the gloomy weather spots
Playing, broody
Laughing, moody
Drip drop under shrieks
Goosebumps, spiky.
Warmth? Unlikely.
Not with all these leaks.

5 Responses to “Skinny Knees”

  1. 1 gillian August 9, 2008 at 5:14 am

    Bright, clever, endearing, humorous…really fun love the rhythm.

  2. 2 Rozzi August 16, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    easy to get and works fine

  3. 3 Rozzi August 16, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    I like it that the leaks are not necessarily all physical ones, some metaphorical leaks come is for me too.

  4. 4 robbie S August 19, 2008 at 4:52 am

    great poem loved it, rhythms really well smooth wording, warm and comical.

  5. 5 caitos September 6, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    it reminds me of coming to school when its raining.
    Admiring various gumboots and beanies i think

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