The beds are dry
Not all the river beds
not all the way
some have puddles
It's hard to believe that
they were near overflowing
just four months ago.
The haze comes and goes
Lately . . . it lingers
hard to breathe
It's hot. I think the
smoke is holding in the heat
I'm currently washing clothes
It is hot enough to hang them on the line
But won't the smoke defeat my purpose of
having washed them in the first place.
At least I have a choice to
shut my door and keep the elements
outside. How horrible for those who
have to deal with Hurricane Harvey
and the mess left behind
They can't close the door and leave
it outside - the water and damage
are still in their houses.
Many possessions and loved ones gone.
Should we have to evacuate, it
will be due to smoke inhalation. I
don't think the fires will come.
Why can't the elements even out so
there are no floods, no fires,
no damaging winds