Beating rain

Today I overwhelmed the rain.
Today it brought the darkest cloud,
And I dislodged it from the sky.
Today it tried to drown me so I took a deeper
Breath, and staring upward at the falling
Crowds I stole each drop to slake my thirst.
Today the rain was cold and harsh, and so
I let my temper fly to meet it just beneath the grey
Where I could take it by the fist-full,
Subject it to a retribution earned by all the
Years it dampened me despite the forecast.
Today the spite fell upward and
Impaled the blackened nimbus.
Today I cut a rift in dreary weather
And the sun split through to light on me
As if I’d set it free.
Tomorrow I’ll remind myself
To bring a damn umbrella.

#melbourne #australia

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