Summer Rain Sounds
Caterpillars tap dancing on milkweed eaves
Ant army marching across soggy oak leaves
Beach umbrella faces dripping long tears
Raindrops splattering against window mirrors.
Bare feet splashing in widening puddles
People talking under newspaper huddles,
Dog barking at door shaking head to tail,
Tennis shoes squishing, splattering like hail.
Summer rain tapping roofs with scratchy fingers,
Splashing on the sidewalks it lingers
Joining the sun to color and grow
Into a warm and hopeful rainbow!