The boy sat in silence,
Watching as the first drops of rain
Painted a lattice of dark circles
On the sidewalk.
Other boys laughed at him
As he simply sat motionless
Alone under the rain
They knew he was an idiot.
They saw a fool
Getting soaked out in the cold.
He saw patterns and codes
That sang to him about the universe.
He felt sorry for the other boys
Whose eyes were so wide shut.
They would spend their whole lives watching
Without ever really seeing.
He let them go on laughing.
And just smiled.