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It Rained Today

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It Rained Today


It rained today

Breaking the strangling heat

But it wasn’t a cleansing rain

It didn’t dilute the colour of our skin

Or wash away the blood on our streets


It just soaked

The lonely man erecting barricades

So that McCars could McQueue for McBurgers

As consumerism kicked back in

And the deluge began


The air felt clearer though

Cracked and cooler

As though the furnace had been doused

Leaving behind a greasy film

Of dirty drain water


It will be a lonely rain

That drives the foolish back indoors

From baking crowded beaches

That dampens heath fires

Caused by careless barbeques


And we will sit

And watch the raindrops chase each other

Down unwashed dusty windows

Leaving tracks like tears

On a clown’s face

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