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Rain After Drought

written by: Julia Caroline Knowlton



People set aside certain things

They ought to do, just to upturn

Their palms and tired faces to the air.


Smoke turns to wet trace.

Geese set out in familiar form.

All at once, there is a sense of forgiveness.

Julia Caroline Knowlton

Julia Caroline Knowlton

Julia Caroline Knowlton PhD is Professor of French at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta. She is an MFA candidate in poetry & creative nonfiction at Antioch University in Los Angeles. She holds an American Academy of Poets College Prize, and is the author of the award-winning memoir _Body Story_ (2004). "Sorority Girl, 1984" is the second chapter of her new memoir.
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