its a rainy night.
traffic lights smear through the pavement
making it simple to weep
without wandering eyes 
And hard to sleep
Because tomorrow is dry 
The wet has a way 
of grounding
The scattered and drifting thoughts
Of sounding the bell 
for the herd to punch the clock
Like a settling of dust
On the floor of the brain
retreating within 
Justified by the rain
Why do the storms 
Make it okay to stop
the sunshine glorify
Racing the clock
Give me a rainy night
Before a thousand sunny days
That I may come alive
This heart of simple ways