Sunday, 1 July 2012

A Busy Street After Rainfall

A busy street after rainfall:

Cars creating mist as they rumble through puddles.
Busy people oblivious to all that surrounds them,
Focussed on work, traffic and their impatience.
The city: a whirl of shouting, honking, rushing, and anger. 



A lone raindrop on an office window,
Struggling to remain rooted,
Drooping with the weight of its burden.
Agonizingly, it begins to
                                                drip
                                                                down
                                                                                the window pane
until it reaches the sill.
There it finally stops and clings. 

Seconds, so precious to some,
Wished away by the impatient ones.
Traffic         jerks                to            a              halt.
With a final gasp, the raindrop lets go.
A small splash on wet pavement.
Un-noticed by the busy street after rainfall.

(I'm sort of cheating here as this was written in July of 2010)

2 comments:

  1. another great one emma. i'm really enjoying these.
    love
    gramma

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  2. I love reading these. Good luck this fall.

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