Box of Rain
Just a box of rain, wind and water
Believe it if you need it, if you don’t just pass it on.
-The Grateful Dead
It came today in the mail—
A parcel to quench the parched heart.
A morsel of wind & water to start with.
Not enough to bathe in—
Much less sail around the world’s width,
But sufficient to drench the small drought.
And in spite of doubt I passed it on.
You are holding it now in your miraculous hands.
It is the linguistic labor of an apprentice.
Just a box of rain—the token of a tempest.
About The Author:
Among other things, Daniel has been an actor, the lead singer/lyricist for the Indie rock band Mining for Rain (www.miningforrain.com), and a union organizer for teachers and mental health care workers. His poems have appeared widely in journals and magazines, both online and in print, in Australia, the UK, and the U.S. He has also read his work on live public radio as a guest poet on The Poetry Show at krfc 88.9 in Ft. Collins, CO. He is the author of the full-length poetry collection, A Poet Playing Doctor, from White Violet Press/Kelsay Books (Fall, 2015): http://www.amazon.com/Poet-