migueltio

August 22, 2016

Sitting Out In The Drought

Filed under: Uncategorized — migueltio @ 10:00 pm

Sitting out on the

deck on a hot dry

evening slowly spooning

wild rice soup.

 

Sitting out slowly spooning

wild rice soup surveying

the combinations of green

and brown below.

 

Sitting out on a hot dry

evening hoping for rain to

come to kiss the land

and the plant life below.

 

The land below me

both brown and green

full of dryness

full of drought

my mind uneasy

full of doubt.

 

Sitting out on

this hot dry evening

I realize how fortunate

we are as the dark sky

fills with each

shining star.

 

Just to the north

just to the west

there is no green in

the grass to be seen

all is brown all is

dry no water in the

creeks all the deeper

bodies lower down.

 

Many more birds

than usual having

fled so much drying

so much dying of which they

have been routinely fed

sitting out I hear

the crickets now inhabiting

their parched dry bed

 

~Miguel

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