the rain speaks pebbles
like the sound of static.
Watch the patterns the wind points out:
the drifting rain,
a question marking a crossroads path you keep
asking to yourself.
“if the rain keeps pouring,
will our questions only pile up?”
Gathering huge puddles
under our doorstep
reflecting an expressionless sky, or
a sudden murkiness in it.
how the rain touches the roofs
of old gray houses sitting in silence.
watch as a huge puddle gathers all
other puddles, gathering minutes
the seconds even, lost in counting.
the rain starts drifting faster and faster,
see how counting no longer counts,
we feel a certain disconnection, again
the sound of falling pebbles.
Still, the rain keeps pouring
its numerous what if’s
how it pins needles to our heads
you ask and you only hear
the long ‘tchsssssh’-es
filling up the empty spaces of
my mouth, of our long silences
that still count, to me.
You slightly move
your hand above your hair
in a futile attempt
to lessen the question of rain.
October 1, 2010