the principles of cohesion

which bind drop to drop

as your tears fall

like rain (showers

from heaven)

will hold you together

when you most feel

like you are

coming apart

Raindrops on Roses

Raindrops on roses,

textbook cohesion;

biddies gathering to gossip,

assembly converging to count up favourite things.

Seasonal storehouse collecting cacophony

of drips, drops,

splashes and splutters –

the sound of music.