The sound of the rain washes me away.
It takes me back to an unknown place.
To a time that I can not quite put my finger on.
It is more of a feeling than a memory,
a sort of nostalgia for something I have lost.
Something long forgotten.
Rain on windows always does this to me.
Sometimes I think that if I stare long enough at the glass,
that if I count enough straggly raindrops running down towards the sill,
I will remember what it is.
But I never do.
I try to let the rhythm of the rain hypnotise me
into releasing the uncried tear that I know is there.
But I am always just left with the same slight melancholy,
the same refreshing, inspiring sadness.
If you have ever cried next to a window in a rainstorm
then you probably understand the sympathy of rain.
Like dew crystals on tufty cemetery grass.
I think that’s why I like caravans.
I like tents too.
But the sound of rain on tents leaves me longing for a window.
For something to take me a step closer to my buried memories.
For something that will do my crying for me.
Soon to be published in Volume Two of Incandescent; http://www.incandescentpoetry.com/