At ten pm it starts. We can hear it from the bar
As if somebody humourless fills in the dots,
All the dots to the window, the gaps in between.
It is raining. It rained and has always been raining.
If there were conditionals they too would rain.
The future tense is partly underwater.
(excerpt from the poem “Rain” by Sean O’Brien)
Reflective and beautiful. Thank you.
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