Umperdoodles and noisy poodles

today
the rain is soft and sweet
apologetically wet
and sorry for the fuss
as early commuters run for the bus
or walk under a sea of
umperdoodles.

and
slim white things
in trim white macs
walk a sea of noisy poodles
yapping and straining
pavement aquaplaning
as the delicious water
runs off their hideous
poodley backs.