Here’s the weather we didn’t have today:

  • overcast (cast over, like a bucket of cold water onto a cat)
  • a hand raised to the face, to shade the eyes from the wind
  • a deep ache in the ears (this is a part of the weather)
  • walking V8 a-kilter from leaning into the wind

Instead, a patchy sky with cotton candy tufts of rain in the distance,
suitable for rainbows.