Soaking Wet

On a cloudy day

When not much was seen

Rains, stuttered and fell

On nascent streams

Spawning ripples transient and brief

Emerald drops, forming on leaves

Slipped and rolled

Vanishing from view

Standing in the balcony, sipping tea

Watched strings of pearls

Falling from eaves

Exploding drops

On the back

Of a frog in water, standing still

The faltering changing

Rhythm on the roof

Like an amateur playing

Drums by the book

And a mind unaware

Soaking in the scene

Lost and thralled