Last week we were rained on rather thoroughly in Puerto Rico, but only in a welcome, friendly way. That’s how it gets, and stays, so verdant and rich—Rico—there, after all. Other than trying to steer clear of the biggest instant rivers in the roads, the only negative reaction I can say I had to the episode was one of longing for the same thing to happen just a little more often in Texas. Happily, there was a brief, modest rainfall today. But I’m feeling a little greedy, and hoping for more.
So Rain, Already
Something hanging in the air, like newly laundered sheets
Oppresses breath and dampens souls and irons out the streets;
Humidity flows, deep and wide, ’til birds transform to fish,
Swimming in air as thick as seas, until my fondest wish
Is that a seam should open up the center of the sky