A rainy hike
drags on,
a leaky faucet's endless drip.
Sprinkles announce a new downpour.

Pay closer attention:
subtle designs
rewrite the story as we go.

Flip the dimmer switch,
overcast skies clear.

Scan a maze's map
for an exit out
of this muddy slip and slide.

Spindly trees
nod "Over there."

Spring buds
dry humor
warm, teasing words
keep out the damp chill
of this weepy day.