Naked Rain (NSFW)

Naked Rain

“Cleanse me, wash me whole,” he cries
Unto the gathering storm.
His sins numerous and strong
Gnaw, chew him to the bone
Flesh rips from flesh —
The punishment fits the crime.
He cannot close his soul’s eyes,
He cannot refuse to look,
To see what he has done.
Bitter, his hands, savage, roam across his skin.
Phantom, hollow, not what he should be,
A husk and not a man.
“Cleanse me, wash me whole,” he cries
And lays him down to die
Freedom waits beyond the veil
No clawing desire.
No gutting need.
Beyond the veil is peace.
Thunder barks, the waters fall.
Absolution falls, creeps up his sides
Draws its sheltering plash
To close across his chest.
And still the offending flesh protrudes
“Deeper, deeper,” he sobs,
“Free me from such sordid need.”

Rippled drops, a storm no more
Caress his fevered flesh.
Speaks whisper, rumble, thunderclap —
Or perhaps he hears them all —
“Wake, belovéd, for you are whole.”
Opened eyes protest
“I lust,” he mutters as he rises.
The answer comes, “So do I, my child.
And what is wrong with that?
Proud flesh, so like mine,
My pride and joy, you are.”
“You? Lust? How can that be?”
A laugh, and in it freedom’s song.
“You ask me that?
But you’ve just felt my raging want
The passion of my storm.
Did you not know I bathed you in
The rain, my cleansing seed?”

[photo credit unknown. Information sought.]

About suzanawylie

Suzana Wylie is the not-very-pseudo pseudonym of Susan Wylie Wilson, because let's face it, there are lots of Susan Wilsons around, and as an author, I want readers to find ME and not the bazillions of others. I've been writing all my life - since I learned to hold a pencil anyway - and can't NOT write. Other people have to breathe to live; I have to write.
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