bare memories from childhood
adults in full play
RAINY DAY MEMORIES
“Rain rain go away
come again another day “
Childhood rainy day taunts from the porch
Witnessing the first drink of parched earth and
the feeble dust rise
Smudged by more intense raindrops
eliciting the scent of rain
Being pelted by raindrops breaking
On my forehead banging off my skull
in the dash from the porch to race around
newly formed puddles
Strolling in a downpour feeling like a rebel
Envious stares ruled the afternoon
On arrival home mom was aghast
Didn’t catch my death ….
Leaves trembling in the move from dry to shiny
Dancing from the impact of raindrops at journeys end
Starved vegetation celebrate long awaited moisture
Rain rain go away
come again another day
the passion felt then would never be equaled
love abandoned in the throes of adolescence in his quest for more would later haunt
because there was no more
life’s full circle revealed a penitent heart in deep yearning
holding fast to faith that recompense will reverse his immaturely chosen course
Submerged in thoughts a scowl furrowed his brow.
She studied him, wondering where he had gone to.
Wherever it was, he went there occasionally and
he offered no details. She shifted, the rustle
stirred him; with a quick smile the cloud dissipated.
Introspection completed. Where he had been mattered not.