The African Rains …
Soaking, the rains settle,
meandering over jagged faultlines of our memory.
Drenching, the rains settle,
streaming through veins, the thud-thudding of the heartbeat of Africa.
Absorbing,the rains that settle,
within each of us,
And, if you listen,
if you strain to hear,
while shedding the raucous noise of your inner turmoil.
If you listen, the whispers of the ancestors,
speak to us all, lending us warmth,
urging us to stand
even though we may stumble,
even though we may fall.