Breaking The Drought

Many blazing searing weeks
roasted much of the country
blasted animal food crops
baked vegetable crops in
arid market gardens
beat down on thirsty orchards
shrank sluggish rivers to
minimal muddy flows.

Town gardens, lawns only
permitted a little water
on alternate nights
no sprinklers, swimming
pools not refilled, unwashed
cars dusty and dirty.

Ten weeks late rains
pounded the country side
raising streams rivers with
water branches rubbish
to flood roads gardens
erode grassy hillsides
send down mudslides
flood coastal homes with
stormy white capped waves
in murky king high tides
huge super moon driven.

At great cost to many
we have rain again.

Breaking The Drought