motes in the rain



when you stand on firm ground

remember water flows beneath you

when this and that mix

you get beautiful blue

when you lovingly feed someone

remember you may get hurt

the kind and cruel 

are nurtured by earth

i think i know

why the wise ones say

nothing stays the same 

tomorrow and today

senseless violence

searing pain

everything will be washed away

like golden motes in the grey rain


Photo by Daoudi Aissa on Unsplash

2 thoughts on “motes in the rain

  1. I like the contrasting and harmonising tones with the balance in this piece, Sobhana. It can be hard to find an equilibrium in our turbulent world with all its senseless acts. I sometimes wonder whether there is any hope for us. It’s been raining quite a bit here, and, as you say, one can only hope that our collective sins will somehow be washed away.


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