hermit fish

After the rain

It
started to rain
as I was about to go out for a walk
so instead
I walked inside
not my room
but
myself
past the ticking cuckoo clock
beyond the rain on the roof
further yet
to a warm joy
fleeting
stillness
presence
touched
and t
candle
hen
turnabout
myself walked me.

Stillness
after the rain
makes
even the clock
too loud
the
little candle flame
the
only
sound