The Rain

Smudged city lights (Credit to Riley Briggs, Found on Unsplash)

Wind-whipped vegetation stripped of their leaves

Palm trees stretching, bending into almost U-shapes

Sheets and sheets pouring down

 Cutting winds and splattering typhoon tears

Water where there should be none

Waiting patiently at doorsteps

Flood level rising

*****

Clouds congregating in the north-eastern quadrant

And swarming above the metal land

Pelting, pelting, pelting drops

Stinging numb faces under a turbulent sky

Crackling lightning and flashing thunder

People below taking refuge from nature’s war above

*****

Blood mingled with blood in puddles

Dark alleyway

Dripping clothing and impaired vision

Neither side emerging as the victor

*****

Smudged city lights

Gleaming concrete sidewalks and gleaming asphalt roads

Drops swiped left, right, left, right by windshield wipers

Purging the air of pollution and smog

*****

Thirsty cracked ground

Craving rejuvenation

Hoping, praying

The air electric with waiting

Nurturing liquid gold

Soothing balm to a broken land

*****

Soft misty drizzle

Murky grayness constantly shifting, changing

Swirling above heath

A single cloaked traveler

Only solitude

And a destiny unknown

*****

Waking up in the middle of the night

Looking out the window

Returning to bed

Curling up beneath the covers

Falling asleep to a pitter pattering lullaby

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