We stay busy and believe
in rain to save the grass—

                 if we work hard,
                 keep our fences up
                 and cattle home.

Only the native and naïve
keep these gods pleased,

                 investing lifetimes
                 without contracts
                 or guarantees.

We know no better,
no other way for us all

                 to stay alive—
                 and still believe
                 rain will survive.

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