Cleansing earth renewing air
Sun’s intensity much to bear
Fosters reflection looking within
Nurtures essence when feeling thin

Cooling bubbling quiets inside
Slowing the body from a fast ride
Without crops earth cracks peels
Liquid life elixir sweet wet heals

Parched dehydrated dry to bone
Quenching nectar quiets existential moan
Collecting cisterns reservoirs fill up
Preserving hoarding to fill your cup

Manna from heaven sent by gods
Fattening sweet peas in little pods
Can’t live without more than a few days
It disappears we dance shamans pray

Next time upset when wet rain falls
Soaks a hairdo puts things on pause
Recall sweet scents and vibrant colors
Sun coming out drying your druthers

What can rain teach us?

What long-term benefit will remain?

– Stewart Levine ©

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