it’s raining tears today

by mandaceehb

I smell an oncoming rain

The slightly musty

Yet oddly refreshing scent

Hangs in the air like a thick cloud


I smell the tears

Of a crestfallen population

The liquid sorrow of thousands who have wept

Drift in the wind now

With no consolation 

As they threaten to fall again


The rain shoots from the sky

Hitting the ground with a heavy patter

The sound of finality

As it ricochets off the floor

And disintegrates into a misty emptiness