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    Dry Rain

    by David Knape

    We had another
    dry rain today
    it clouded up
    it got real murky
    the temperature cooled
    it felt like something
    was going to happen
    but nuthin' everdid

    it was another "dry rain"
    a fake rain
    that should have been wet
    but it just couldn't quite pull it off

    it wanted to rain
    it really did
    but it couldn't quite get up
    enough steam to
    make it happen

    finally the clouds
    all went away
    and the sun returned
    as usual
    laughin' at us and
    ruinin' our expectations
    chokin' the life outta anything green

    we have had this happen so often
    that I now think that "Dry Rain"
    is listed by the National Weather Service
    as a weather phenomenon
    peculiar to Texas

    and farmers and ranchers
    now talk about it in their cafes
    and beer joints as they sit around the
    domino table

    "We hada dry rain today",
    onegood ole boy wouldsay-
    "Really, how much did you get?"
    the reply.


    © d.knape

    October 11, 2013
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