Sometimes you’re just not ready to be an adult that day. Other times, you totally got this.


Looks like Rain

The satisfaction of entering a building under

a cloudy sky and exiting

to rain

and opening the umbrella

you remembered to bring

is not, I hope, founded on the people

standing under the overhang

staring at the falling drops in dismay

their hands empty–

but of pride

in your ability to be a successful adult


remember that the next time you feel

less than competent to take on

the world

once you held responsibility with a water-proof canopy

and walked, dry, under opened heavens

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

3 responses »

  1. Marcia says:

    Oh, most EXCELLENT poem, Caitlin! I reallyreally like this one. 🙂 And I love the meme, too.

  2. Marcia says:

    Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    Caitlin’s outdone herself with this one! I love it!

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