the blessing of (two mils) of rain

two and a half
millimetres
of rain

not much

maybe

but it’s the first
we’ve had
since the second
of december

and it helped
to keep things quiet
for a day

the fires began
in september

there were
fifty three mils
for the month

october
twenty four

november
forty three

december thirty one
and a half

one and a half
inches
every month

not enough
to keep a wild rabbit
alive

but that little drop
that fell on us
yesterday
did the job

made it cool

slowed things
down

and while
I’d love to get
a bigger drop

I’d love
to have it rain
for two weeks

while I’m waiting
for that
I’ll settle
for this

a couple more
millimetres
please

~

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