Raindrops . . .
Embryos of life flowing from the sky. . .
Implanting into Earth’s womb.
Earth is ecstatic today . . .
Twins bounce, triplets play, quadruplets march in 4/4 time
Faster and faster until we cannot count the meter. . .
Oh, Heaven and Earth unite today. . .
Marry and penetrate your seed deep inside Earth’s womb. She’s been waiting far too long. . .
Desperately yearning for your touch. . .
Please don’t stop, be relentless. . .
Rain on, rain on. . .
For days and nights, and weeks, for many, many moons. . .
Flow deep into the valleys.
And mount the highest peak.
Implant every crevice. . .
Moisture from above glistening over Earth’s brown skin.
Ahhhh the petrichor of rich wet Earth.
Rain. . .Oh rain. . .
Come again, come again, and again, and again, and again.
Genie Nakano, 1993