Comforts

As a result of the rain
we stayed in the warm and slept
read books and listened as it fell down torrential on our roof.
‘There’s an orange warning tonight!’ she said
informed so by Accuweather.
The rain fell harder.
It permeated through one of our walls.
We wondered what state the bottom of the hill would be in
after having seen it hours earlier already aflood.
Endlessly, deluge followed downpour
I sat on the sofa in praise of my protection from the elements.
I was grateful.
Eventually – the next day – the rain stopped.
It took a day for the sun to fight back as clouds of various shades of grey and models of disarray slowly revealed the blue sky.