Jasmine alleger
It Won't Stop Raining
2018
acrylic on canvas
11"x14"
my mother says that
rain is angels
who are crying
up in heaven
and i believe that
'cause when sad things happen
it starts raining
it's been raining
it's been raining
for awhile now
it's been raining
at least forty days
and i've been crying
since the first time
someone i loved
passed away
i'll build an ark
inside my body
in a bottle
and disappear
'cause my soul is drowning
missing people
that i wish could
still be here
but it won't stop raining
and i can't stop crying
my friends keep dying
it's been raining
for awhile now
it's been…

-Kimya Dawson
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