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Today, I love you, rainy day.
I love your distant coldness,
Your gray impending skies,
Its soft muffled light,
The murmur of your sweat.
I love your placid inert wind,
Its honest song of silence,
And its brash absent kisses.
I love the contours of your clouds,
Your briny desolate taste.
The colour of the mournful sea
With all its faint unwavering hope,
Its dark abyssal corners,
And its quiet, burning life;
Its unapologetic eternity.
Rainy day, you have wrapped
yourself around my soul;
You have followed me across seas
and skies, from a dream of a poet
on a Dark Island. Rainy day,
I cannot escape your serene embrace,
The hidden warmth that you refuse
to share. Rainy day, you have rained me dry.
Yet there was a time
when I did not appreciate your visits.
I didn’t bask in your intrepid
greyness. I didn’t know to
savour your unspoken symphony.
But now, we meet again,
in another way, and we come
together like an invisible storm.
Inconspicuously we explode off
the edge of the painting’s frame.
You and me, rainy day, we are not
the stuff of love-stories,
the truth twisted in fairy-tales.
We’re not the budget of a
blockbuster romantic comedy, starring
that hot chick and Hugh Grant.
No. Rainy day, we are the air-
pressure of a spray-paint can
that holds together in purpose
for not half as long as the
magnificent graffiti we leave
behind. We are the synchronized
sighs of a thousand lovers
exhaling their last breaths. We
are not the influence of a Shakespeare
We are the rhythmic
heaving of the sea, the tireless
brilliance of a pulsar. We are
these things that come and go,
yet last forever. So, rainy
day, though I know you must go,
and already I miss you so,
do not fear. I’ll be here,
so that once again, you can come,
and breathe your sighs, and cry
your tears, and rain me dry
Rainy Day by Alberto Cristoffanini is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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