"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Driving Downtown In The Rain

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I need to go downtown.

But looking out from my door, there is no escaping the monsoon.

All I can hear is the wind.

All I can see is the plentiful rain.

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Once it eases a little, deciding against the ferry, I take an auto:

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Business by the roadsides has quickly resumed.

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Work on the new bridge to the mainland has restarted.

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Only the fishing fleet remains anchored in enforced monsoon idleness.

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With errands completed,

I take the auto back across the bridge to sunshine,

colour

crowds

cattle

And all that remains of my umbrella.

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3 responses

  1. Lucille

    So British!

    June 13, 2010 at 10:13 pm

  2. The rain, the umbrella, the cow or the auto?
    Or perhaps you were referring to Petula Clark?!

    June 13, 2010 at 10:39 pm

  3. Lucille

    The rain, the umbrella and the lowering skies. And dear Pet of course.

    June 14, 2010 at 2:38 am

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