I enjoy watching the rain fall
I look out my window and watch rain drops
hit the ground and splatter
raindrops hit my pool
I look out my vertical blinds at night
in a heavy rain and shine my hand held spotlight
to the rain plummeted pool and know that after the heavy rain
I will have to adjust my pool equipment to
drain a couple inches of water level down.
but, that’s tomorrow or the next day.
and, now at night time, it is so wonderful to see my pool
rise to the top and my pool cleaner not work right getting stuck
the next morning on the steps of the pool because the water level is too high.
but, I love watching the rain come down
morning, noon and night
such an almost ‘mystical’ experience
listening to the rain come down
and I feel love for my cold creatures who hide on the limbs of my backyard tree
protected from the wind and cold pouring rain
as I am inside watching my warm fire burning
casting flickering shadows on my Livingroom wall
like ghostly spirits moving at will
adding logs to the hearth every fifteen minutes or so
I so love the rain
and the thunder and the lightening
and I love all creatures
small and large
and the smoke
rises from my chimney
and this little bit of life
makes me feel
glad I’m alive.