02
Aug
14

I sit in the rain

It’s a decidedly

Rare occurrence

To have

Rain

Here,

In SoCal,

In summer,

Or any time

Of year

Lately.

The plump

Drops

Of rain

Splatter

Onto the sidewalks,

Grey and dry,

Darkened and wet now.

The air

Is filled

With the humid

Scent

Of wet

Asphalt

And oily grime.

Normally

A spotless

Blue sky,

Replaced with dark

Grey,

And ominous

Clouds,

Cries

Briefly

On the thirsty

World

Of tanlines

And sunglasses,

As tourists

Scramble

For shelter

And patio dining

Umbrellas

Spring into action

For the first time.

Like a fool,

Because I am,

I sit in the rain

With my coffee

To allow my dry soul

A chance

To enjoy

The puddles

That will evaporate

In tomorrow’s

Sun

Once more.

 

Timothy Vance Jackson

August 2, 2014

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