those moments
when even the water disappears
dragging us through the cracks

your mind falls apart
wood piece by wood piece
to sawdust

even the tears desert us when we want
that moistness

at those moments

let the body be the body
formations be formations
and use even those few moments
to go beyond drought

so that you will not return
as a passenger
to tread any waters again

©Malintha Perera 2015

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