Poetry

You Don’t Have to Answer

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Photo Credit: Alexander Rentsch via Compfight CC-BY-NC-ND.

What if every drop
of rain needs the patch

of sidewalk
where it lands? Every sky

needs cumulous to fill it? I need
the umbrella

that needs the raindrops
to shape the wet arch

overhead. We are all
here because I put

us here. I need
here and us

and this poem
to put things in.

What does the poem need? Or
do you

need the poem? The umbrella
knows you need the poems.