Monday, August 10, 2009

Indefinite Deferral

Predicted rain's been rolling back, of late:
for two weeks, each day's forecast said "tomorrow
or the next day". Maybe they just borrow
yesterday's report and change the date.
Indefinite deferral, constant promise
are the weather's standard stock in trade
and every weather forecast ever made
is greeted by at least one doubting Thomas—

but this is nuts! Two weeks expecting "showers"
any day now; put-off camping trips;
a garden full of desiccating flowers
waiting for the rain. The radar clips
show "weak disturbances" along the coast,
while green suburban lawns have dried to toast.

Collection available! Knocking from Inside

1 comment:

Michelle Johnson said...

Tiel, I'll try my best to send some of our rainstorm your way. We've been sitting in thunder and lightning, hard rain for about 2 hrs now. I love your poem. I don't think the forecasters ever get the weather right, do they? Hope all is well. Have a great night.