After the Rain (Poem)

After the Rain (Shot on Ilford HP5 film) 

After the Rain (Shot on Ilford HP5 film) 

That petrichor smell
Distilled into the air
Water-dust sprinkled along the grass as I stare out
From my dimly lit bedroom
Window, drapes up
Screen out
Waiting
For the storm to come
The wind picks up (I pick myself up)
To the stairs
To the patio door
To the silence of the
Downpour
Uproar
A perfect dissonant melody upon my skin
Large or small
Thick and thin
Feet sinking slowly as I dance
Mud-soaked and crawling
Rain-drenched
Sprawled and
Beating to the sound of the pitter-patter
Of the pouring thrum
And this heavy pounding in my chest
Tranced into waking intent
Drip drying unrest
A dream
With arms outstretched
Eyes bereft
Stripped down
Water trickling down my neck
Things I will never forget
Even after the rain has left.