the rain has put me in a mood

July Rain

The rain has put me in a mood;
the kitchen is clean
and there are fresh sheets on the bed;
the dog has had a walk
between sprinkles
and down pours;

I have written three letters
and raised the red flag on the mailbox;

I thought about calling
and thought about writing
and thought about shouting
your name;

But you left,
now a long time ago;
a year passed and ashes, ashes
we all fell down.

Like raindrops
and teardrops
and late summer days
into fall.

2 thoughts on “the rain has put me in a mood

  1. I’ve gotten sad and wanted to write that letter in the past. Then I remembered what Ann Landers said, “If you’re not happy with what you have, be happy with what you have escaped.”

    I thoroughly enjoyed this poem, though. Thanks for the wistful smile. 🙂

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