A simple, precious childhood memory. Summer holidays in England often involve rainfall, this was some compensation .
RAIN ON A CARAVAN ROOF
Grey rolling clouds chased
by the black, spied on through curtain gap.
Blanket coddled boy, expectant on the bunk,
cold air kisses force small hands into cover
as a single tap, announces the show.
Staccato water drum roll on the metal roof,
adjusted summer storm tempo
does it’s hypnotic best.
Half-hearted eyelid flutter,
futile gesture against soothing sound