The rain often caught me,
Ice water etched rivulets into my bones,
The cold soaked so deep,
I couldn’t catch my breath to breathe.
I only knew I couldn’t fight,
Fear wrapped me up and held me.
And cosy comforts became puppets strings,
Wrenching me from my door.
I wanted to scream at it to disappear,
But the water still fell a crystalline grey,
Always in my way, always in my way,
I had to search for something today.
A red umbrella covered in dust,
Trembled in time with my beating heart,
And with it in hand, I stepped outside,
The rain ran off and fell away.