Friday, July 16, 2010

Brewer's Wednesday Poetry Prompt, July 14: After The Rain


 After A Dream of Rain

Clouds pile up daily over the Sandias.
We can see it raining sometimes on the Crest.
Dry Thunder rumbles in the south
Over the Manzanos,
In the middle of the hottest afternoons.

Here in the Valley we wait and watch and pray.
The wind comes up in the evenings
Bringing smoke from fires in the mountains.
The news reports tell us it is raining other places,
Storms in Las Cruces, Roswell, Tucumcari.

Last night, sleeping with the windows open,
I dreamed the smell of rain.
Felt the drops coming in over the bed.
Daybreak woke me to reality.
After a dream of rain, empty water barrels.

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