risk takers — stride purposefully home.
‘I hope we beat the rain,” I call
to a young woman making good time
on the other side of the road.
‘I don’t mind rain,’ she calls back,
‘But if there’s hail ….’ Yesterday,
when I was out in my car, there was hail.
Small spots, but I wouldn’t like them
stinging my unprotected body. However
we grin at each other as we move on,
aware that already the first light drops of rain
are hitting us both with their cold barbs.