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The Dark Cleansing Rain


Linda Lee Ruzicka



The darkness in my soul is not cleansed
by the damp coldness of the rain,
nor is my mind freed from torment
of the twisted thoughts that haunt me

Hot tears mingle with the raindrops,
running together with the iciness
makes a passageway down my cheeks
drips off my chin, falls to the ground

The crow beside me, my constant companion,
wears the beads of water like jewels
on the ruffled ebony feathers
haughtily, as if his by birthright

The torrid raging waters call to me,
fathomless depths invite me into forgetfulness,
mixing with the dark cleansing rain
one liquid merges into the other

as I take a step forward, into the abyss




Author Bio

Linda Lee Ruzicka has had poetry published in Twilight Times, Dark Krypt, Fables, Descending Darkness, Writing Village, Spine and Page, Muses Gallery, Bloodbond, Lycan Valley Press Publishers, Alban Lake, Highland Park Poetry, and the June Cotner anthologies, "House Blessings". and "Garden Blessings."

She has had short stories published in The Grit, and Reminisce, Haunted Encounters: Friends and Family. Plus, a personal essay at Mamalode.

Other poems by Linda:
Ah, Spring
A New Day
"Cavern of Deceit"
"Circle of Light"
Enchantress of Dreams
Golden Glory
"Humming Softly"
"Magnificent Splendor"





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This page last updated 10-29-17.