Fresh Summer Rain

The patter of falling drops on the windows announces the arrival
Of the rain clouds bringing the cooling waters to a dry earth.
Pools of liquid in the driveway dance with raindrops
As a stream pours from the roof onto the ponding ground.
And then it is over, no thunder, no wind.
The day now damp as tendrils of vapor rise from the roadway.
Gone now, for a while, and silence returns.