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Slow Rain

The Shy Goddess has come and gone after a 2+”, 6-day slow rain from the 2nd to the 7th https://drycrikjournal.com/journal-2022-23/, only to return Saturday with another inch, enough to push Dry Creek down canyon. Quite a welcome sight, water in the creek, sycamores afire and green; the way it ought to be!




Damp and cold, her breath

slips through the door cracked

to push the smell of smoke


through the house while it rains

lightly.  I steal deep breaths,

pretend I’m young again


before I light another.

Though I miss the real storms,

the overbearing trepidation


that escapes its banks to flood

with heroic tales and wonder

when its over, I am now lifted


out of time on her breath,

this gentle rain, hillsides

running green—reborn again.