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Raining Straight Down January 27, 2016

Posted by vsap in Blogroll, Poetry.
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Raining straight down,
looks like the wind has taken vacation and I learned in New York City
you don’t let the rain keep you in. Grab the umbrella, a ball cap,
or make a break for it who cares if you get wet, how much, for how long?
Raining straight down,
looks like semi-transparent curtains with the drippy humidity
that is fog hanging benignly between. The mail truck pulls around and
the motor breaks the silence which is not really silence,
just rain bouncing off gutters and draining.
Raining straight down, I feel like the forlorn kid wanting to play
but no one is outside and I feel forgotten in this place so I go.
Wandering up to the coffee shop or over to see how the park looks
newly painted, wet, and beckoning me to visit in my lonesome state.
Raining straight down, looks like the wind took a vacation.

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