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Carl W. Cole
2221 Maxcy Street
Charleston, SC
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Raindrops splash into the ocean
The physics of the splash
creates a central column
that rises briefly above the surface
Individual molecules that made up
both the drop and the splash
become indistinguishable in the ocean
And are lost forever
to endless cycles
of evaporation and precipitation
Be the splash
Be the tip of that splash
briefly above the surface
and gaze out at the immensity of the ocean
But know also that you are the ocean
Be the ocean
Be the thunderstorm
Be a swamp teeming with life
Be the trickle of a mountain stream
Be a cool, refreshing drink
Copyright 2004, 2005 Carl W. Cole
If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come. ~ Chinese proverb