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Ploughshare

( After Billy Collins )
 
Observing an ocean of rain—        
so many fishtails, hydroplaning            
amid a merriment of muddy streets

reflections quaver under light—
  deadwood trash washed out
  to the air by waning wind

—commuters, rippling
toward landing places

I press on despite the storm;
its downpour uterin warm
—the alchemy of each breath
a gift terraforming myself—

in the recourse of clouds I realize
every departure is an undergone act—
  every step-toward an eternal record
  burrowing deep inside ourselves

—while Life’s plow point carves
now-fertile seeds into once-fallow fields
  awaiting future yields 'of everything
  and nothing at once'
         
~      
     
#BillyCollins
Ahavati
Written by Ahavati
Published | Edited 14th Feb 2020
Author's Note
Inspirational poem: Billy Collins, My Life
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=39848
For the Classic Corner Billy Collins' tribute, Paradelle Universes comp:...
Inspirational poem: Billy Collins, My Life
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=39848
For the Classic Corner Billy Collins' tribute, Paradelle Universes comp: https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11245/
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