The Day After A Day of Rain

The day after a day of rain
is the best day of the year
for a few moments when everything is clear.

And the sun stretches my muscles,
and the wind tousles my hair
and my dress flutters against me
Floating, floating on air.

And my feet dance in their sandals
and my toes wriggle like worms
and my nails shine like the diamonds
Harvested deep in caverns.

This moment my heart rejoices
in all God has given to Earth–
from the veins in the trees
to the rocks in the seas

That always, that always
Know their own worth.