Little geckos huddle
inside the screen of my sliders.
Who can blame them?  It’s
raining out and will be all day.
They breathe in the dampness
and feel the drops blow in
on their soft green bodies.

We all do the same–
seek protection from whatever’s
out there–danger, discomfort.
We’ve got our raincoats,
our seatbelts, our insurance
policies.  Creatures
seeking shelter.