I Saw You Walking In The Rain

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I saw you walking in the rain

Your raincoat says you planned it

Walked out the door in the pouring rain

Not to get anywhere, just to walk

.

Likely a young mother

Which is normal in this neighborhood

But no dog on a leash

Which is not

.

What compelled you to walk now

When even with the coat

You will be soaked through

Walk through your front door, shivering

.

What compels anyone out the door

In the rain

It takes something special

To face this weather

.

Maybe it’s just your time to walk

Napping babies have short fuses

You get what you can

You walk when you can

.

But maybe you’re sad

Or just over it and need space

Or planning a baby shower

I will never know

.

I’d like to say hello

To make you look up

To see your eyes

So I could smile at you

.

Because maybe that’s what you need

© Glenn R Keller 2021, All Rights Reserved

Wistful

Image by Barbara Bonanno from Pixabay

It is the home you made but can no longer enter

It is the lover that you can no longer kiss

It is the pain that you cannot undo

It is the scar that you cannot erase

It is the rapture you cannot reclaim

It is the mundane

It is the painful

It is the joyful

It is the life that you have expended

Never to recover

You are alone in your backward dreams

They are already dust