98: On a child leaving home
Bruce Goodman © 4 November 2020
All shall know a time of knowing raindrops on the window.
Storm clouds break apart, bestowing raindrops on the window.
Woven branches of a boulder river’s plaited pattern
echo tangled paths of flowing raindrops on the window.
No sunshine in this early morning’s churlish rooster’s call.
Stay in bed! The cock’rel’s crowing “Raindrops on the window!”
Some folk imbibe a fear-filled brew, and full of sad dismay,
dread the storm, dislike the growing raindrops on the window.
The cellist plays a longing air of now-gone, buoyant years,
enthralled in thought, rapt in bowing raindrops on the window.
Bruce knows the time has come for you to step from where you grew.
Blurred sight hides your pathway going. Raindrops on the window.