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A Run In The Rain


walking home, moods surly as the sky
why, I don’t remember
then we were caught in a sudden shower
not cats and dogs
but more than a drizzle
a middling rain

places where we could have taken shelter
but we kept walking
angry at the day, at each other

then it came down harder
we broke into a trot 
cursing the sick weather
most expletives censored by the raindrops’ clatter

plowing ahead, but not moving as fast as we could have 
through the blur of perpendicular water

by the time we ducked 
into our apartment building, we were 
a fluid mess of sodden clothes and plastered hair
raining on the lobby floor

and laughing like stupid teenagers 
who had just pulled off a high school prank

and the wet 
had seeped into my memory

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Date: 1/25/2019 12:01:00 PM
NICE!!! Excellent piece Bernard :) xomo
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Bernard Chan
Date: 1/25/2019 9:07:00 PM
Thank you, Maureen :))