we'd never listen to the rain the same again
after last year when rivers flowed down the street
and backyards turned into lakes,
instead of relaxing to the drumming of raindrops
lulling us to sleep, we listen anxiously for
sump pumps and the sound of rivers in
our basements, we do not welcome this
season of rain and clouds.
we listen with fear in our hearts and watch
the weather, staying awake longer than needed
until we fall into a light sleep, hoping to awaken
to clear skies and silence.
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