i brought the rain east from lexington today
in my volkswagen jetta, bought when the world was gray
each passing sign on what felt like a highway
kept most of my panicked, flighty feelings at bay

     i started laughing like i was at some comedic play
as i pulled off the pike and onto the downtrodden byway
for i knew that for now, i had been able to get away
and that i would see the rain come again someday