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How wet is it?

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Summerwet
this air of spring
porridge-thick
heavy
choking

Cats and dogs
they say
the rain pelted,
slowed to lazy,
now hovers
in drip
and wilt

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Free facewash
no towel
— patience —
awaiting
bug lick

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Too wet
to stand
too heady
the quaff
not to nod over
into mud bath

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Too wet
not to clamber
curling
from lightless places
through cracks
holding to
burled
pebbles

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Wet enough
for changeling
— lily to bromeliad —
slurping rain
downleaf
for safekeeping

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Wet enough
to gather
midrib
mercurial domes
quaked
by breath
of showery breeze

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Against a thirsty future
the earth gulps
and saves

Meanwhile
a rainbow

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2 thoughts on “How wet is it?

  1. I love the word choices accompanied by beautiful photos, Maureen. The sense of wetness on so many levels was especially appreciated during that dry spell in May. The ending in a rainbow is perfect.

  2. Thanks! Gardens feed us in so many ways, yes?

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