dark low heavy clouds
looming grayness over head
summer downpour soon
I was running errands today with my daughter and I wanted to stop at one more store quickly. I really needed a few things at Trader Joe's. She checked my favorite weather app (Dark Sky) and said, "you have 20 minutes before heavy rain for the hour." I replied, "I can do this." As I looked to the sky for a chance Dark Sky wasn't right, this haiku is what I saw. I appreciated the nudges from last week where friends suggested I could break away from the 5-7-5 pattern. Mary Lee gave me something I could visualize; short, longer, short. I thought I'd give it a try but I wanted to make sure I posted and shared today so I didn't even collect a list of words first, which I've really enjoyed. So, I stuck to 5-7-5 because comfort led this piece without my pre-writing, collecting routine.
Poetry Friday is hosted this week by Carol at Beyond Literacy Link.