I am standing in the rain,
Just standing here, looking into the grey air,
The country is raining down all that is worst in our nature
As if these things had always been with us,
In threatening clouds above us,
Waiting for some thundering rage to let loose.
Soaked to the bone,
I pray for forgiveness for not looking up into
that coiled storm we knew must break.
It is not too late to build sandbag dams,
Or perhaps I’ll stand in the rain
Until I am swept away.