tanka, other poetry, & insignificant writings of janet lynn davis
This is very powerful, Janet, especially as you do not name "it."And I like "this fit of rain," with its echo of "fit of weeping."The outline will linger in my mind, too.
I appreciate the comments, Jenny! I seem to remember this one flowing out of me pretty much as is. The literal rain truly didn't wash away the outline on the concrete for quite a while - the outline that was visible after the body was removed. (And it wasn't me who removed it; I can't seem to do that sort of thing.)