Morning Rain

Some will wake early
to witness a sunrise
but for me it’s the rain
tapping on the street
tapping on my roof
tapping on the leaves.
A percussive symphony
drumming against the
windows and electric box
like a thousand broken clocks
keeping stuttered time.
The crispy “swish”
of automobiles
fade into the dawn
inspiring streetlight painters
to swirl asphalt abstracts.
A breath, and I return
to the silent music
of a perfect meditation.

—Rick Baldwin ©2018
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