soft rain

soft rain
a cloud so heavy
it fell to earth
enveloping us
in vapour
and the tall meadow grass
is bowed
beneath a burden
of jewelled droplets
and the hills
fade out
blurred green
under the
soft rain


we lurk
in our cave
all manner of
technology here
and yet
beneath it all
a primitive instinct
to hunker down
close curtains
block out
the rain
and huddle
for sweet warmth