©Carla Williams-Namboodiri, 2020

Rain cleans most any stretch

Of time

Which takes away losses, fear, memories

We carry umbrellas

For protection

But facial lines and stitches

Tell the sum of it

Unwashed by rain


Soap and cleansing cannot

Change everything


©Carla Williams-Namboodiri, 2020            

              A former newspaper and magazine editor, Carla Williams-Namboodiri has taught Social Studies and English for 14 years in Oakland. She has served as a co-coordinator for BAWP’s Professional Collaboration Network. Some of her writing has appeared in BAWP’s Digital Paper, Still Crazy and Poetry Express.

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