The night wind
dragging clouds from afar
abandoning them to hang over the city.
The rain comes down,
against a backdrop of streetlights and shop fronts,
the city and its infinite worlds
pieces of rain.
against streetlights and shop fronts.
fracturing and fragmenting
on hats and coats
cobblestone and gutters.
Rain drops pummel the sidewalk,
city reflected in puddles.
Rain drops barrage the street
bouncing upwards with sheer force.
The deluge falters,
the city sees its reflection in the puddles.