Rain boy

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The red-headed boy and his mother

Run in the morning of rain

Run as all red-headed boys before him

Running in Ireland, Scotland, in Norway

Running away from, running toward

the steady cool rain.

A thatch of thick straight red hair to run

off the steady cool rain.

The rain and the red-headed boy and his mother

Running and laughing, running to summer.

Rain, run to the river.

Boy, run from the giver of life, your mother.

A summer of rain and the red-headed boy

And the trees and I stand

and smile at the running of rain and the red-headed boy.