It rained in my city this afternoon

It rained in my city this afternoon

the drains choked

the roads croaked

the traffic groaned with boredom

thousands of birds

flew over a garbage dump

to find shelter

and the garbage dump caught fire

a man in a neon green jacket

looked clueless

while directing traffic

a bus drowned and

all the passengers

got out in time

the doctors at government hospitals

announced the onset

of a flu- a new one

spread by ugly shoes

an angry orange god

stared at me from a cab

and I dumped a wet cigarette

on a bald head, that didn’t

belong to me

but the rain was too much

to bear

and the city cried

for better days

now that the sun will

be out tomorrow

we will once more be hoarse,

vying for rain.

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