Mid-leap direction changes

mid leap direction changes

do you think
rain ever
worries
where it’s falling?

do you think
droplets
flex the linkage
of their molecular
bonds so they can
change direction?

so they land
on a child’s upturned
cheek

or burst
mingled with
honeysuckle nectar
rather than in
moldering
piles of
refuse?

my edge-shy heart hopes.

because
if raindrops can
shift direction can choose
new trajectories
after they leap,

maybe a deepening,
getting-to-know-herself
life explorer can too.

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Tracie Nichols writes poetry and facilitates group writing experiences from under the wide reach of two old Sycamore trees in southeastern Pennsylvania. She is the co-founder of the Embodied Writers writing group and a Transformative Language Artist helping women write themselves home. You can find Tracie on her website.

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