soft rain

soft rain
a cloud so heavy
it fell to earth
enveloping us
in vapour
and the tall meadow grass
is bowed
beneath a burden
of jewelled droplets
and the hills
fade out
blurred green
under the
soft rain

fluff and prickles


all of us are made
of fluff and prickles
to different degrees

damaged and hurting
we protect ourselves
under these spiked shells

no hurt can reach us
pain cannot enter
but neither can love

there comes a time when
risks must be taken
inner softness shown

made vulnerable
open and exposed
soft feathery heart