the water waits motionless.
The only blemish on its sleek surface
comes from a single drop of rain, so fresh.

As it plunges down from the angry sky,
trailing behind are many more identical drops,
that dance upon the smooth surface,
creating a unique melody,
then stop.

The rain is cleansing, refreshing,
creating a hopeful rainbow found
filling the air with joy and laughter
as it grows and exists so high.

Illustration by Meg Chang