WAITING TO BLOOM

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In the darkness, I listen to a light strum
upon the roof, visualize the size
of raindrops, calculate the hours

necessary to quench the earth’s thirst
for a week or two before going back
to dream of hillsides too wet to climb,

cattle fat come May – nothing I can do,
but hope and pray for some release.
Sucked dry, we still hold on to a chance

for a verdant spring, grass bellyhigh
and sprinkled with wild colors
from all the old seeds waiting to bloom.

 

6 responses to “WAITING TO BLOOM

  1. “Sucked dry, we still hold on to a chance / for a verdant spring . . .” Terrific line for a thirsty soul . . .

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  2. Some lines just make me put down my pen and sigh. I read this out loud to my husband: “In the darkness, I listen to a light strum
    upon the roof,”

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  3. Beautiful photo! The way you caught the light on their coats. (Hides, hair,fur?)
    “hillsides too wet to climb”. Mud like ice. The cursed becomes blessid

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  4. Nice coloring on these cows.

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