Category Archives: weather

raindrops are the perfect lullaby.

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Study of Baby Bunny Sleeping, Pencil on Paper by Gina Matarazzo

 

 with

the onset

of a new series

of storms

and 

many more verses

it looks like

i could

be asleep

for quite some time

 

 

 

image credit: study of baby bunny sleeping, pencil on paper by gina matarazzo

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this suspense is terrible. i hope it will last. – oscar wilde

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when my niece and her family

relocated to the midwest

moving

from

flagstaff, arizona

to

toledo, ohio

for two years of graduate school

i was excited

to have them nearby

and

i told them

about

the beauty of the seasons here

and

no drama

no wildfires

no scorpions

no excessive heat

no worries

then

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came the polar vortex

and it was so cold

no one could go outside

or navigate

the mountains of snow

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and i told them

that this had never happened before

in my living memory

and not to worry

the worst would be over soon

and then

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came

lake erie’s

 toxic algae bloom crisis

no one could drink or bathe

or even boil the water

for days on end

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and i told them

i’ve never, ever

have

experienced this before

in my entire lifetime

and i told them not to worry

the worst would be over soon

and then

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came the 5 inches of rain

in just

a few hours

and the floods

and no one could drive their car on the roads

and basements flooded

and you might

have to kayak

through your neighborhood

to get home

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and i will tell them

that this

has not happened here

since 1925

before i was alive

and not to worry

the worst will be over soon

and

i hope they believe me

as we head into autumn

in the beautiful midwest

and

i am

crossing my fingers

that

there will be

no earthquakes

or

volcanic eruptions

or

a series of rogue sheep attacks

sheep running

and i wonder

if they

are beginning

to doubt my word

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one person’s disaster is another person’s talking point.
henry rollins

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