Rain poured outside creating a static
noise inside the academic center
as I sat in the middle of the vacant,
silent open room on a Tuesday evening.
There may have well been a monsoon outside
while I casually laid back in my chair.
Too often do I get caught up in my daily
affairs that I forget to enjoy downtime.
I close my eyes as the downpour creates
a makeshift waterfall outside the metal double doors,
releasing all of nature’s energy on the barrier
that protects me from heaven’s torrential tears.
Yet, I would not mind running through the rain,
letting cool droplets caress over my warm body,
soaking into my black curly hair,
washing me with dense drizzles amidst the city—
allowing my soul to revel in nature’s purest
action, deluging me in sweet sensations.
I open my eyes to the pearl white
radiating from my computer. Outside
the rain continues, reflecting a pearlescent
luminescence on the glass. No one has arrived.
Quickly, I walk over the soft, polka dot carpet
to run into the rain that has kept people away.