After a decade, we gave-up prayer,

swallowed our appeals to pagan gods

and goddesses that might be listening—


we forgot the feel of tall green feed

wet upon our knees, resigned ourselves

to do without—to adapt to drought.


Wettest December in a century,

but for the floods of ’55 and ’66,

I don’t regret what I wished for.



4 responses to “NATURE IN CHARGE

  1. Really happy to finally see some rain John. Your rituals must have worked.

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  2. So beautifully green and the rushing water is a lovely sight, although I’m not sure everyone in central and Northern California would agree.

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  3. Wonderful to see the hills so green! Here’s to a Happy New Year!

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