Running between raindrops

Running between raindrops
Channels the waterfall within
Slamming this blood-warmed bag of bones
Into dampened asphalt, fissured and pitted
Rhythmically cathartic contact
Beats an aggressively numbing cascade
Of motion set to headphoned music
Leaving behind the feelings of being taken
As a convenient, decorative feature
Summoned and dismissed at will
By those lacking vision to recognize
Strength that comes from grace and discipline
Applied to experience, searching for wisdom
Shoring up reserve and restraint
Against the urge immediately satisfying
To succumb to the undertow

"Running between raindrops," poetry by Roshan James (Roshan Grossman)

Photography credit: Andrey Armyagov


  1. This was nice, very melodic in rhythm as I read it. I enjoyed this as usual 🙂

  2. Lovely. I enjoy running in the rain – I can feel your words;)

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