I Think Itís Going to Rain Today

by Mikaylah Simone

John Jr. says his bruises 
Are from falling off his bike 
And not his fathers fallen hand
Human kindness is overflowing
I think itís going to rain today

In the dark hallway 
He looked liked he had a gun
In self-defense they had to fireÖ
Forty-One times
Human kindness is overflowing
I think itís going to rain today

She always talked to her mother
About lessons she learned in school
But never about why her teacher 
Touched herÖright thereÖlike that
Human kindness is overflowing
I think itís going to rain today

The screaming was never loud
She would never leave him
Stayed for every hit
He finally brought her flowers
To lay on her fresh grave
Human kindness is overflowing
I think itís going to rain today

A new mother at fifteen
She didnít want them
To hear the baby cry
She finally laid it to rest
In a dumpster behind the alley
Human kindness is overflowing
I think itís going to rain today


I Think Itís Going to Rain Today by Mikaylah Simone

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