The Smell Of Rain

The warm sidewalk
Rain falling
Releases the scent of
Hot summer asphalt
Washing away with
The guttering leaves

Rain on 880
Big rigs kick up
Storms all their own
Bay Bridge misted
Cars fly past

Water all around us
In the element
Rain comes fast upon
Us when its
Seasons first storm

We forget so quickly
In July that this
Will come if
We are patient
Raincoat ready,
Boots in the hall
Weatherize our
Lives and we can have it all