A rainy Tokyo afternoon (a poem)

Today’s prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to write a pantoum—a poem in which the second and fourth lines of one stanza are used as the first and third lines of the following stanza.

What do you suppose she’s thinking now?
It’s been twenty-three years
since that last goodbye
on a rainy Tokyo afternoon

It’s been twenty-three years
but I still think about her now and again
On a rainy Tokyo afternoon
I watched her leave, umbrella in hand

I still think about her now and again
and sometimes wonder how she feels
I watched her leave, umbrella in hand
and looked for rainbows as I walked back home

I sometimes wonder how she feels
a lot has happened since that day
I looked for rainbows as I walked back home
on a rainy Tokyo afternoon

(28 July 2015)