Feb 11, 2021

greenest in the wet years

our bodies are mostly water 

they teach us that in school 

when we are still quite young 

and with water we thrive 

and so this long sacramento valley 

craves water to drink 

and indeed is itself a watershed 

moving water from rain and snow 

to creek and river 

and so on to the ocean 

the valley thrives greenest in the wet years 

and yellows a bit in the dry ones 

have you ever dry and brittle 

like perhaps you wouldn’t make it 

to the next wet year 

i often have 

especially when missing my late son 

looking west i see a front coming in 

it will rain in this valley today 


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