written by Lori (L. Virelli)
Morning blurs through foggy moisture
on household windows
drip, dripping down the glass,
its chalky streaks left behind.
Outside a brilliant sun heats up the day.
growing vertical clouds
mask the unbearable rays.
Rumbles bellow in the distance.
Soon, sheets of heavy rain
pound over sizzling hot roofs and pavements.
Lawns turn into swamps.
as lightning flashes dangerously nearby.
Dark clouds slowly
carry away the rain,
but hover in the distance.
A natural sauna occurs
as steam rises from the earth.
The vapor smothers
like a pillow over the face.
History reminds me to remain inside
with the air conditioning.
The sun sets to a fiery sky,
and twenty years later, ends
another day in the rainy season.
See A Day in the Rainy Season from twenty years ago.