It started raining this afternoon
while the sun was shining.
I ran outside
in the hopes of seeing a rainbow.
The pavement under my bare feet
but still hot
from the long day.
And of course,
all I could think about
as I vainly searched the grey clouds
for some sign of a rainbow
was all the names for sun showers
that you learn in dialect quizzes
the devil is beating his wife
the monkey's wedding
the wolf is giving birth.