fresh rain

leaves sigh
in pleasure
bending
under the weight
of rain drops
gasping
in ecstasy
of moisture
and breathing
freshened
air

grey

darkness comes early
to this clouded world
reduced to grey-scale
where even greens are grey
and the greys hang low
drip-dripping
in murky puddles
of endless dim reflection
and stranger yet
the knowledge
of my strength
in the midst of this mist
untouched by the moisture
in the air