the rainiest days

Today it's been rainy and overcast, which I love.  I don't handle extended periods of rainy weather well, but thunderstorms are one of my all time favorite things.  Sadly, one of CA's only faults is the lack of thunder and lightening.  So whenever we get a rainy day it immediately puts me in a certain kind of mood.  Pensive, reminiscent, a tad melancholy, but also hopeful and happy.  It's my ideal writing weather (and ideal snuggling weather), and my first instinct is to grab a huge mug of coffee, curl up a desk or table somewhere in sweatpants, and write for hours.  Rain is so inspiring.

On that note, here's my first piece of creative writing on the new blog - it's a poem called 'the rainiest days.'

 

The Rainiest Days

On the rainiest days I think of you

When the LA sun dissolves into clouds

And the boulevard is slow and silent

I find you in the sides of skyscrapers,

Slick and reflective with the downpour

I’ll begin to run – not away, but into the water

Soaked through and heaving

My heart beat ballooning outward

Like the rain breaking on still hot concrete

Everything cobalt and grey

Whirled together watercolor

My new city merging with the sky

Steel melting, slippery beneath my shoes

And suddenly I’m swallowing the atmosphere

Tasting inverted puddles, pale blue cotton candy

And metallic dirt – electric

Your current shifting through the street

Reassuring me that rainy days

Though few and far between

Will always be ours

 

When writing this, I was thinking about about some other version of myself, ex-lovers, friends I haven't seen in a long time, people I haven't lost yet, and ancestors past.  This poem is for the people we think about with very deep, sometimes conflicted emotions...people that we are reminded of when it rains, or when we smell jasmine, or when we see a certain shade of blue.

On another note, I left out all punctuation in this poem.  I have a tendency to do that, simply because I like to leave it up to the reader how and where to pause.  A lot of the lines can be interpreted differently depending on where you stop.  Whether you read it through as one long piece, or add in your own punctuation, I like that it's more interactive.

On another random note - it's my baby Louie's birthday!  He's two years old today!  He's the sweetest, spazziest, cutest puppy ever and I adore him.

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Rainy day outfit - Boots by Justin's (in Texas!), leggings/jacket/sunglasses by Forever 21, scarf by Target, tank by Victoria's Secret, puppy from the planet Love and Cuddles. Long hair definitely comes in handy on cooler days - it's like an instant scarf! 

Rainy day outfit - Boots by Justin's (in Texas!), leggings/jacket/sunglasses by Forever 21, scarf by Target, tank by Victoria's Secret, puppy from the planet Love and Cuddles. Long hair definitely comes in handy on cooler days - it's like an instant scarf!