small thoughts in the rain

it’s raining right now

and all i can think about is when your house caught fire

i couldn’t get into the neighborhood because of all the fire engines

at first i wasn’t scared

but then

then

i walked to your house

i didn’t run because

 i was afraid of what was waiting over the hill

 but of course you were fine

even though your house had caught fire

and it wasn’t raining then

and now it’s raining and your dog is dead

and all i can think about is how sorry i am

i know you loved your dog

and now it’s raining

and you don’t have to open the door to let her inside