Quench

By: Bela Johnson

Feb 20 2018

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Category: love, musings, nature, perspective, philosophy, Uncategorized

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Aperture:f/4.5
Focal Length:11.122mm
ISO:640
Shutter:1/50 sec
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Drip, drip, drip, the rains come
and drop from the ends of ti leaves
scorched yellow by ceaseless sun
even during this Hawaiian winter
while the rest of the country lies
deeply buried in drifts of snow
or snarled in turbulence
of another sort;

Drip, drip, drip and I count precious
beads of moisture, one per second,
and reflect how it is that by morning
the ground will be soaked through,
roots nourished, new growth pushing
out from centers of petioles;

One drop per second, 86,400 in a day,
and if the rain can manage it,
we might well take its lead
and spread love, one act
of kindness at a time, moment
by moment, day upon day in
this parched and thirsty world.