Smell the rain,
Smell the rain, don’t see it
The dampened tarmac aroma intensifies as cars go flying by like drive bys at midnight
Feel the heat of the rays on your skin,
Hairs on your neck rise like budding blossoms in spring
Hear the drops of tears hit the leaves, leaves crushed by commuters, the buyers and thieves
When your eyes sleep, other senses awaken
Do not be mistaken, the alternative senses must not be forsaken
When I ask you what do you see, please don’t just say trees
Say the rustles of leaves in the breeze or the sticky sap on your knees
Tell me that you will see more than you thought you were meant to see.
Too many people let life pass them by, avoid eye contact with strangers, avoid our environment’s hidden surprises.
To only stop for a moment and take in the world around us
would be a pleasant realisation that life has finally found us.
**We can sometimes move too fast through life, become lost in the chaos. I feel that it is important to take a step back at times to reflect and truly take in your surroundings.