After A City Rain

During a big rain in the city, umbrellas appear; like buds on a warm spring day, umbrella salesman materialize on corners; newsstands manifest boxes of umbrellas; umbrellas crowd sidewalks, making human passage difficult, especially in the area where over-sized, so-called golf umbrellas are prevalent. The day after the storm, the remains of the umbrella's wash up in gutters and near garbage cans like the bones of whales along distant shores.