not every encounter

will be the one

but the one

will come from

some chance meeting

so you show up

more aware of yourself

than the night before

give soothing strokes

to your goosebump skin

the air stuffy inside  

with the promise of hope

knowing if the one appears

you will charm the rain

from the sky

© C. Jean Downer

Image: “Automat,” by Edward Hopper, 1927

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