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Drought

Day 5 of NaPoWritMo and we are encouraged to write a poem that is based in the natural world.

The Sago pondweed grows to the surface of the lake in drought
A tell of how shallow the water truly is when thirsty
The herons and egrets wade further out
Empathizing and keening for the voiceless vultures
Who hop gracelessly down the increasing bank
For water to rinse away what we try not to think of

It is a dry spring here, too
Where I watch from my back door
Longing to reel and cry over the land
Calling down a cold driving rain

© Jilly’s Poem & Photograph

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A wild soul writing poetry & fiction while teaching high school literature, all with a camera in tow.

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