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the road glistens from last night’s rain
trees still dripping
the deck boards soft and brown

she looks out across the fields
let’s go to town
might as well, he says
it’s too wet to plow
.
steady patters in the gutter
birds talk across the yards
leaves lie resting, brown and shiny

he slides the eggs on the plate
today we should rest
she sips her tea and nods
the work can wait
.
the rain light and steady
as the pan in the corner catches
the occasional drop through the roof

he nibbles on flatbread and drinks warm water
a crow stands at the open door
he tosses a crumb
the bird plucks it from the ground
and flies away


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A prayer for no more rain.

rain sunset 1 for web

It’s been a rough couple of days for some in our area. The rain came fast and hard.

Homes have been destroyed. Lives have been lost. Families will never be the same.

As I write, the sun brings the promise of better days.

It will take a while.

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