100 Days of Constitution: Day One

by Ginger Teppner

Petrichor (/ˈpɛtrᵻkɔər/) is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. The word is constructed from Greek, petra, meaning stone, and ichor, the fluid that flows in the veins of the Gods in Greek mythology.


a tide of persuasion; breathe in: swallow

fragments exhale brief shards of language 

in the telling–watch your behavior

as you watch your self behave in certain ways


where does the wild live? each country comes

at a price even the un-attached know

the cost of dirt and sky and weathered wing

 this lie sewn through with dark ages of guilt


they tell me if you don’t know what to do,

don’t do anything. sit with the tension;

make friends with suffering as sky expands

and contracts in breath: reveals the halo


if it is raining, let it rain

if it is raining, let it rain