I was listening to ‘Cloudburst on Shingle Street’ by Thomas Dolby, which got me to thinking about rain…
instead, the pavement darkens a shade or two
when no one is looking
high-school vanity, tourists, and transplants
fumble for their umbrellas
the local news talks about how this year’s rainfall
compares to last year’s at this time
the neighbor’s cat watches
from under the porch
and when I lock the door before going out
I mutter, “Rain. I didn’t order rain…”
(7 May 2020)
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