I don't mention this because I've nothing interesting to say.
(I hope we always will.)
I'm not trying to fill the awkward silences.
(Because I think they're rather lovely.)
I bring up the rain for a particular purpose.
Because as the lightning caught my glance.
And as the thunder shook my ears.
As I heard the notes of the raindrops.
Play hard against the leaves.
And scale down.
To the trunks.
And the sidewalks.
And lapped up by the soil.