Rain, a trickle, a drip, a tickle,
soothing my mind, my pulse, my body,
cleansing the earth, hot skin, the sidewalk,
misty and clear, windows, the air,
see heat waves in the aftermath of the storm.
Rain, shiny glare, humid tar, and mirages,
crystal drops, on leaves, in the grass,
falls in the heat, my shirt sticks,
and kids splash puddles in the pavement.