The opening sky hurls earthward
These freeform gifts of Gaia’s tears.
The coolness of life bathes us each
As most walk with hurry and worry.
Droplets explode upon heads bent and bowed as they
Grumble with thoughts raised defiantly like fists against the storm.
Forgotten for most are the puddles and pools
Where dreams roared loudly from childish laughter.
Look upward and smile with eyes and mouth wide
To drink deep till your soul remembers.
Spin with the flowing, falling drops of dreams
And laugh as you did when you danced with abandon.
Let your heart sing through the rain to the stars
As the cascading rivers and rivulets of water wash away
The mask lowered upon you by the world’s weight
That will return once the clouds depart.
Wear your child while the rain falls
And beats with the rhythm of the world.
Look in the pools to see your joy, the you that was
And remember it. Recall it. Keep it to share.
originally written and published by me on 8/6/2017