Demetrius Markham

BFA in Interarts Performance

Running in the Rain

Our being knows the sensation of rain.
The heavy smell, the hollow taste,
the radiating reverberation of the first drop to grace your shoulder
And the sweeping flush
of shirt against skin
as you barrel through wall after wall of the downpour.

Everyone has run in the rain before.
Just as everyone has walked in the sun.
Our differences lie at why.

Last week I ran away from the torrent.
My best friend ran toward it.
Inevitably, he caught the rain,
Eventually, the rain will catch me.

Each of us has our own why, as well as our own how. Running in the Rain is a short film that explores the space between the longing to truly understand someone outside oneself, and the recognition that to do so is an impossibility.

Running in the Rain