Rain pounds down upon the sidewalk,
by Anne Rhitak
Flooding ditches, drenching earth,
People hurry to and fro,
Umbrellas up against the drops.
I stand alone outside the crowd,
Hands in pockets, head held low,
My face shadowed by a hood,
Watching raindrops splash in puddles.
Tears slip unbidden down my face,
Falling with the cold raindrops
As I lift my face to the heavens,
Teardrops, raindrops on my cheeks.