Some take cover from the rain, But I know better. I let it cleanse my Grime-encrusted skin, Layers upon layers of sin. I’ve tried to occult my faults, But the rain knows better, For it penetrates my guise with Surprising ease, disarming me. Bare skin exposed and I quiver As eyes examine every sliver Of who I am. Soaked body with nature’s balm Glistens when a ray of sunlight Splits the gray clouds, as if Assuring me redemption. Some retreat when gray clouds approach, But I know better. My character, tempest-tossed, Scintillates when the sun comes out.