Monday, July 5, 2010

heat has arrived

heat has arrived
the green lawns once soaked by spring rains and snow
kept lush by cool & overcast days
is now browning

imported from somewhere else
somewhere more humid, more rain-soaked
to here, in the almost-desert
where it's out of place,
longing for deep drinks from absent springs
from rivers destined for downstream farms

the arrival of heat piques our discontent
(didn't we just complain about the cold?)
yet there could be no growth, no food no sustenance
without the heat no recognition of the comfort of cool

and without discomfort
complacency reigns

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