Saturday, October 30, 2004

first rain


first rain
washes the dust
the sand from the leaves

leaves the leaves
sparkling
like jewels in the moonlight

first rain
cleans the air

a pleasure
to take
a deep breath

first rain
wipes the soot
from the street lights

first rain
drives the oil and grime
onto the roads
takes more than a first rain
to clear

first rain
signals
time to plant
for those who do

first rain
sweetens the citrus
anxiously
waiting on the branches

first rain
brings winter


1 comment:

Kiril Kundurazieff said...

Very thoughtful.

Also an interesting contrast to the rain that destroyed New Orleans.