Rain On the Roof


I’m in that warm, soft, sweet spot between wake and sleep.  I’m drifting, weightless.  I hear the soft pattering of rain on the roof.   I can hear your breathing, softly, beside me.

I want to stay in this limbo, drifting, floating.  But the sounds of the day continue to intrude.

You turn in your sleep, throwing an arm over me.  You pull me close.  I smile, snuggling and pushing back into the curve of your middle.

To know you want me close, even in your sleep, is the reason for the smile on my face.

I’m drifting again.  You surround me, encompass me.  I can smell the rain, the grass and your skin.

This moment… you, me and the rain on the roof.



About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in on line journals, such as, Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society.Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 by Z Publishing. You can find more of her writings on her blog at: https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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8 Responses to Rain On the Roof

  1. jenanita01 says:

    Beautifully put!


  2. Reblogged this on Penny Wilson Writes and commented:

    This makes me wish for a lazy afternoon to snuggle. This one’s from 2015. I hope you enjoy. ❤


  3. Annie Heart says:

    Reblogged this on Annie's Heart Notes and commented:
    This is so beautiful I could read it over and over and love it every time.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Wow. Thank you so much Annie!! And thank you for the reblog!
      It’s funny how somethings come to me. This was fiction, just an idea because of recent rain. But I fell into the fantasy and had fun with it.
      Thank you again!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Annie Heart says:

        You’re welcome, Penny. Almost everything I write is fiction. It’s a safe way to purge my heart. The lovely moment you created only showcases your talent.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. elegantly intimate

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