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ant 15| A flower, wilting, before I bloom
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didn't think to bring an umbrella and because of this, my books are already drenched along with the rest of me. The uncomfortable wetness serves my inattention justice, but it's not all too pleasant.

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Rain starts falling from the clouds above, I didn't notice them on my walk home. I didn't think to bring an umbrella and because of this, my books are already drenched along with the rest of me.

The uncomfortable wetness serves my inattention justice, but it's not all to pleasant.

I hug my leather bag to my chest, carrying the laptop I use for blogging, making sure it isn't damaged by the weather.

Soon, puddles have formed on the ground. Being too busy staring at them I barely notice the bus passing by, my bus. Almost a hundred yards from my stop.

I was too caught up in my own negativity to catch it in time and as I watch it pass me by, I get furthered drenched in water from the splash it makes as it turns the corner.

"Nothing like a long walk home in the cold pouring rain to damper my mood," I think to myself as I continue on determined to make it to my sheltered bed.

As the onslaught of water thickens around me, I become suddenly aware of the bulge in my front pocket.

My cell phone was soaked in the splash if the bus! I furiously press buttons making sure it was working and after a quick flash, I was reassured for the first time this evening.

I go to open the device to check my notifications when I walk straight into a large man standing on the sidewalk. His sheer girth knocked me over and straight into small pool of water.

I didn't see him standing there because of my phone and now my pants are soaked through! Wait, my phone!!

Three feet away I see it faced down on the ground, I quickly scramble forwards and grasp it only to reveal a new crack.

Landing straight on the screen, all over, the lines spider-webbing across my phone in the all too familiar obstruction of my devices.

Could this day get any worse?!?I quicken my pace seeing as I'm almost back to my flat.

I check my phone every minute until I realize it's battery is drained, and although I was already alone, now I feel it.

I look to the ground truly depressed by the days events and notice something I didn't think to look at, The sky. In the reflection of a puddle I notice the sky, dark and cloudy.

I look up and instantly I notice a parting in the clouds. The sun shines through and shortly after the rain dissipates. All this time of looking down, it felt good to finally look up!

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