Tonight Is Made of Rain

Written October 2013

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the angels have braided their hair,
“we heard there was a party here,”
now she’s chain-smoking out on the fire escape,
tonight is made of rain..

“I’ll tell you what,” she began,
“take it from me,” and I said, “Amen,”
the stereo’s playing the same song again,
we fight to stay awake,
+++ until the how-to book’s been written,
+++ 1000 times, until you’re certain,
+++ and until my heart wakes up unsmitten,
+++ after our finest fireworks fade,
until the day breaks, tonight is made of rain..

a stranger’s passed out on the couch,
we pause, for effect, now the loud ones have left and
the darkness reminds us of sleep that we missed,
as I begin to dream,
+++ until your how-to book gets written,
+++ 1000 times, until you’re certain,
+++ and until my heart wakes up unsmitten,
+++ after our finest fireworks fade,
until the day breaks, tonight is made of rain, tonight..

the angels all braided their hair,
they heard there was a party here,
wet cigarette butts on the fire escape,
tonight is made of rain, tonight is made of rain…

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