A wailing, rainy night. One of the most beautiful things.


Inspiration hits with a flash, stories written on the go. A rumble of laughter and the tale is heard only in echoes. The wind blows me in a new direction. Whom shall I visit next?

A wailing, rainy night. One of the most beautiful things.

I smiled into the raindrops and they flowed like therapy as if from my eyes

My eyes unfocused at the sparkling streetlights as I strode forward by the park

My feet squishing in my messed up sneakers

I could feel my toes raisining up, but I didn’t care, that was for later.

For it was the time, was the time I’d waited for

As if tears could say it for me

It was over and it hurt and I smiled

smiled and laughed

then the park bench held me as she never would again

and I loved it for the bench would never abuse me

its flaking paint eroding down like more tears

I have never had such an empathetic seat as that night

The cars had angels rising out of them

And the wind and the traffic howled its paean of thanks

I got home safe

and I didn’t got sick

I got better

and I got over her

blest by the rain

lovely on me head to toe

and I said

I’ve slipped out of your grip

I’m out



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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Sometimes the rain washes us clean. It's not always a sad or depressing thing. I'm glad you wrote about the rain being healing.

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One of my very favorite Disney moments is in the original Beauty and the Beast, on the rooftops of Beast's castle, as Beast holds the fink Gaston. His face transforms from rage to a new sort of resolve, and in that moment the music changes and the rain sweeps differently, more gently, as if washing the hate out of him. It was a moment that, to me, seems to be necessary, before his visual transformation back to human form.

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