Dumbrella

The handle’s cracked; the spokes are askew.
The color’s faded; it smells like mildew.

The fabric’s torn; it gets blown inside-out.
The metal’s rusty; the thread's falling out.

The button won't open; nor will it shut.
The whole thing is dirty; the Velcro's kaput.

But before you toss it, remember one thing:
when it’s raining hard, it's better than nothing!

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