When the Rain Disappears
By Galia Shkedi
Rainy days engulf you, take over, and become all-consuming. Rain is more than just the weather, it’s the atmosphere that comes with the feeling of walking down the sidewalk while rain pours down around you.
The rain patters on the window,
The droplets swirling to nothing.
I feel myself flailing, falling, drowning.
The rain pours,
The tornado rages,
And the darkness swirls around me.
I’m sinking into the sand,
Waves crashing, thunder rumbling.
Everything slowly disappears,
Fading to nothing,
When reality crumbles away.
I wrote this poem during a Girls Write Now workshop; “Speaking the Unspeakable: Writing Yourself into Poems with Diana Whitney & Lynn Melnick”. I wrote it with a previous poem that I had written in mind, but I wanted to make the message of the poem more clear. I wrote this piece with the intention of sharing how it is to feel like the rain has disappeared, whether it was a welcomed experience or not, and in hopes that the reader can relate or understand. I think almost everyone has, at some point, felt the rain disappear.
Galia Shkedi is a teen in high school whose main interests are writing, music and cuddling her dog. Whether it's journalism, poetry or a personal essay, she views writing as a way to transfer her thoughts onto a page, and share whatever story is worth telling to the world.