nondescript and rather gray
this thing protecting me
matches the sky
in all its feverish gloom
but it does not leak tears
like the sky above
insteads it sheds them from its skin
and showers them around me
keeping me warm
safe
and comforted
but i always wonder
why it always seems so
steeped in depression and gloom
when it makes me so happy
when it protects me so?