On Rain and the Nature of Integration
by Keenan Rebera
Runestone, volume 4
Physicists and Mathematicians continued to debate
whether it is better to walk or to run in the rain
Which is better?
I, the kissed.
Every droplet walks across my belly.
Windswept to our hair, we lie,
Prone to drown in undertow.
I, the kisser.
Bare-toothed, hitched breath,
Every droplet shudders off my shoulders.
Pressing on her hips, we lie.
Pool the cold cement below.
I spend the night alone. (active)
The night is spent alone by me. (passive)
My bed is cold.
University of Michigan
Keenan Rebera is a Junior at the University of Michigan studying computer engineering with a minor concentration in creative writing. He is published in the Shapiro Anthology 2017 at the University of Michigan and is a Roger M. Jones poetry contest winner as well as a member of the XC / Track and Field team at Michigan.