Smiles on a rainy day

… Or any day …

Make daisies out of

Mud puddles

And turn the rueful rain

Into splashy sparkles,

Reflecting the warmth

Of the sun.

Don’t look so startled …

And

Whatever you do,

Don’t let a frown

Muddy your pleasant face …

I simply wanted to

Brighten

Your day with a friendly

Hello.

There’s nothing wrong with that …

Is there?

No harm done,

I’m sure.

(People still speak, you know.)

I don’t even care if you return

In kind

That which I have given.

Then again,

Perhaps

I do care …

Just

A little.