sirimiri. very light rain; fine drizzle

but less than a shower.


the weatherman in the pale grey

forecasts a light rain for today

a fine drizzle from space

the man on the street corner

casually hooded in a frayed

sweatshirt no other cover

seems to mock the umbrella

clutched between your hands

a silent judgement

of your fanciful masculinity

but the rain — not even rain

the specks of water

dropped from the skies

prickles the exposed skin

acidic and piercing

the weatherman in the pale grey

forecasts a light rain for today

but he is mistaken it is

a claustrophobic typhoon.