Rain Writes, Wind Erases

"...it rained so hard last night,
I could almost see the wind—"

                            ~ Prateebha Tuladhar

Someone said the word obliterate.
Meaning an erasure so hard, 
nothing remains. 

As children we were told
not to whistle too loudly at clouds
so they wouldn’t come too close.

The world must have whistled 
in a great chorus. Or that’s what
we might want to believe.

But wind and rain have 
their own voice, their own

We are always trying to put
our unformed words
into their throats. 

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