Wet weekend

The clouds broke open
and poured over the wet land
past saturation

Raindrops kept falling
with an attitude as if
they'd never stop

Evacuations,
soldiers building sandbag walls
pumps against the odds

"Stay home" was advised
but traffic was quite heavy
we saw while driving

Ducks floated gently
on newly formed pools and lakes
alongside our roads

Fortunately
we escaped traffic chaos
and flooded asphalt

We visited friends
and babies and relatives:
no rain has stopp'd us

Now we are mopping
water on the basement floor
to keep our feet dry
.... while defrosting the freezer

Comments

Brian Miller said…
oh man...flooding is not good...lived through a few in my day...
Virtualsprite said…
Ugh... we've had flooding in our area all summer. Not good.