Dark clouds covered the sky while rain fell,
making puddles on the street.

School had let out a while ago and halfway home it had started to rain slowly,
but hard enough to see it. While parents opened the doors for their kids, dogs ran out to play in the mud.
I turned around and saw my friends trying to catch the rain on their tongues.
I joined in, obviously, even if it was only to feel the rain on my face instead of in my mouth.

Then saying goodbye to my friends, I turned around and continued home.
It was silent enough to hear the splash of my shoes in the puddles
and the rustling of my raincoats' fabric.

I closed my eyes for a moment...

Before finally
sounds of laughter and parents yelling about their kids catching colds was enough to break the silence. And as I opened my eyes everything returned to normal.