Ravaged by rain
tormented and
tortured with nature’s harsh breath
               Skin torn away and hanging
                          a mangled skeleton
left for dead
in the gutter                    an umbrella
                     alongside broken bottles
matchsticks and cigarette butts
a spent condom
          salt and dreams washed away
with the rain
Items which once served a purpose
now used or used up
no longer of use
                                sins and secrets
            susceptible to societal ways
     Everything once had a purpose
or a reason
                   or an excuse
    all but forgotten
                               until it rains

© 2015 j.g. lewis

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