Puddle-Jumping in the Rain
A surge of wind predicts the storm,
blows in the clouds, dispels the warm.
One dry gust sends blinds to swinging
and in the eaves commences singing,
billows drapes, blows open doors,
spreads leaves on counters and on floors.
Soon the rain masks land and sky
as the whole world begins to cry,
fashioning a different role
for each ditch or deep pot hole.
Children scurry home from school
earlier than is the rule
to tug on boots over their feet
and splash through puddles in the street.
These stompings in the driving rain
earn their mothers’ deep disdain.
Mud caked on leggings, jeans and coats,
remnants of ramblings through moats,
oceans, rivers, seas and streams—
all the faux waterways it seems
kids are drawn to in a gale
and moms forbid to no avail.
Prompts for the Sunday Whirl Wordle Prompt are: role, surge, fashion, gust, dry, send, children, masks, storm, and counter