on sitting through a rainstorm (20161126)

the rain overflows the gutter
a waterfall cascading
to the flowerbed

by the cold fireplace
i hear drops pelting
the chimney
wonder why a flood of soot
and nests and bones
doesn’t wash down
a cartoon tsunami

but the chair is warm
and there is peace
in the rain
a sleep-inducing rhythm
a gentle melancholy
that closes your eyes
but promises to open them

6 thoughts on “on sitting through a rainstorm (20161126)

  1. but the chair is warm
    and there is peace
    in the rain
    a sleep-inducing rhythm
    a gentle melancholy
    that closes your eyes
    but promises to open them

    Simply stunning. Mmm. I’ll just sit here in your chair and listen to your words some more…

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