I Smell Rain

I get ready
to leave this drought
damaged state
for the (soggy) City.

Remember Gloria
was supposed to be
the storm of the century.
So last century.

That was before
Katrina or Sandy,
even before Bob.
All retired names.

I was a tropical storm
in the Atlantic once.
I was six typhoons
in the Pacific.

Even a couple
of super typhoons.
I’ve never been
a hurricane.

I will be your sponge city
if you promise
to stop trying
to order the waters.

You only trouble them
when you do.

Who’s at the sliding
glass door? Is it
that damn wild turkey gang
again? Unwitting narcissists!

Where’s the sweet blue morph
snow goose
this morning?
Swimming with the ducks I hope.

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