when it falls

Saturate me.

You are the drip of quench, raining down against my skin.


I am curled, hidden from forces, too strong, too wrong, too gone.

I am my own umbrella, inside out some days.

And with bad luck, if you believe in walls and places.

Open me, grope me and cope with me, enough to weather it all and when it falls, I will be still.

I am my own stinging.

Against droplets of change, I can rearrange my own storm and make it clear again.

And I have.

And you’re almost evaporated.

Sitting on the horizon, like a great nebulous matter, waiting for no-one, just chance.

Pour your heart out.

You know I’ll dance in it.

© ryan

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  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyalmost 3 years ago

    Hey PJ this is amazing….your own umbrella, inside out some days?
    I guess it’s a fine art to rearrange storms and make it clear away again too…I can so relate.
    And your last two lines?
    Perfect, it just doesn’t get much better than that…
    Hugs girl xxox

  • Thank you sweet woman, hugs back xxox

    – PJ Ryan

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghalmost 3 years ago

    Shes back and kickin! Rock on PJ! Great write!

  • cheers fine man x

    – PJ Ryan

  • Jacqueline Eden
    Jacqueline Edenalmost 3 years ago

    Trying to ‘rearrange my own storm’ right now, awesomeness x

  • you are awesomeness jak x

    – PJ Ryan

  • BiographyofRed8
    BiographyofRed8almost 3 years ago

    so intensely beautiful, as though I stumbled on the words I needed to read and these are those words, what a gift you have!

  • and what a gift it is to be able to read such beautiful comments. thank you, i’m so pleased it reached you x

    – PJ Ryan

  • msdebbie
    msdebbiealmost 3 years ago

    Dear Nic, this is another I find very moving. Also reminds me of one I wrote around May 2010, I think it was, entitled When it rains. This has such metaphorical power! Powerhouse writing as usual xxx

  • thanks kindly ms deb i’ll be sure to check it out xxx

    – PJ Ryan

  • Vanja Radic
    Vanja Radicalmost 3 years ago

    “Pour your heart out.
    You know I’ll dance in it.”…..
    Amazingly beautiful,PJ! :)

  • thank you vanja x

    – PJ Ryan

  • ModernMythology
    ModernMythologyover 2 years ago

  • i love these big purple-blue-juicy-willy-wonka-type-peaches, because it means i’ve been featured in your fabulous group. thanks very much :)

    – PJ Ryan

  • annieannie
    annieannieover 2 years ago

    how to
    ‘follow that’

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