Rain Rain Go Away

The sky is empty and dark.

A cavern letting every voice echo.

I hear the rain coming down,

winter's overflow rushing in torrents

over mud and cement and grass.

Disintegrating paper posters

falling to patches in the muck.

Peace Festival…(in red)

Shamrock's Coming…(in green)

Movie Night—Die Another Day (in yellow)

Protest Tuition raise…(in orange)

I hear Baghdad is on fire.

I wonder if they miss their dark

and empty skies.