the thing about rain

The thing about rain is

the noise,

pattering on the roof

above my head as I type

disturbing the rhythm of my words.

 

The thing about rain is

the sound,

of tyres on steaming tarmac

outside my door.

 

The thing about rain is

the smell,

earthy, fungal, rich

reminding me I’m here

in the world, at this moment.

 

 

The thing about rain is,

the tactile memory of

streaming

running

surging

coolness on my skin.

 

I leave my desk and walk

to the forest

behind the house

ankle deep

wet moss between toes

wet hair, wet lips

tongue reaching out to taste,

what?

You’re not here

The thing about rain is,

it falls