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belong

by tawona sithole*

Photo: Alison Phipps

Photo: Alison Phipps


 
where does a raindrop belong
resting in a cloud in the sky
when even a cloud can become overwhelmed
and burst into tears

where does a raindrop belong
whizzing through the atmosphere
at the speed of nature
before hitting the ground

hitting a roof, a treetop
a window pane, a blade of grass
hitting you in the face
before hitting the ground

then trickling and rippling
then rushing and gushing
at the speed of nature
before finding the river

before becoming the river
then flowing
and flowing
then to gather
together
to gather
together
before becoming the lake

where does a raindrop belong
resting in a lake in the earth
when even a lake can become overwhelmed
and let off some steam

where does a raindrop belong
floating through the atmosphere
at the speed of nature
before kissing the sky

ready to go
ready again to go again
it’s a cycle
a rain cycle

i am a raindrop
i am a raindrop
i am a raindrop
 

Protest in Glasgow City Centre

Protest in Glasgow City Centre


 

This poem is part of a series of voices and reflections from GRAMNet members and colleagues in Gaza, or those with direct experience of researching in Gaza which we will be publishing on this site over the coming weeks.

*Tawona Sithole is poet in residence at GRAMNet
 
 

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One comment on “belong

  1. harevalour
    August 12, 2014

    This is so beautiful!

    Like

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