a few small drops
small ripples spread across puddles
I'm a few blocks from work headed home.
a few larger drops splashing small droplets skyward upon impact.
I put my hood up, tucking it under my helmet.
a few dark spots scattered across the thighs of my jeans.
it picks up and lightning strikes the earth ahead of me,
hard now, large droplets in a torrent,
my jeans are now soaked, my head down
I wonder if it's hail or just heavy droplets,
a few blocks from home,
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