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looks like fall 
feels like summer
smells like rain
 
the day dawns
eerie fog
growing darkness 
 
dawn comes
the land glistens
with morning rain
 
raindrops
translucent pearls
cling to branches
 
warm
behind my window
watching the rain
 
blue umbrella
red raincoat
gray squirrel
 
a dog
with yellow raincoat
no umbrella
 
distant sound
train whistle
in the rain
 
    rain
    one drop at a time
    wet
 
        wet as a dog
        in the water
        chasing a duck
 
silver sheets of rain
rivers of energy
run through my body
 
sounds
like the distant ocean
or the gathering wind
 
trees bow in the wind
like dancers
in Bali
 
pools of water
rippling reflection
of the leaves
 
    leaves fall from trees
    like baby birds
    taking flight
 
raindrops splash
and dance
in circles
 
    circles
    luminescent
    under streetlights
 
        streetlights
        pale glow
        evening fog
 
            fog
            hangs from the sky
            like a shroud
 
mist hangs
like a parachute
over twilight
 
    twilight
    covers secrets
    of the soul
 
rain
washes the earth
cleanses the soul