I am sleepy in my house

as the steady fall of misty

rain denies the day and sits

heavy on my mood as I look

out beyond the trees to the

blurred horizon and sense all

the earth is covered with

this wet blanket of doom.


Then to my left a fleeting ray

darts across the heavy sky and

gives it yellows to the blanket mist 

only to be swallowed up again by

the blackened clouds that reaffirm 

in full their absolute temporary reign.