DROUGHT

by Jnana Hodson

so dry, even the weeds
are wilting

the summer goes by so fast . too fast, even
with severe drought in much of the nation

even the Merrimack runs lower than last year
all the same, rusty rails: no trains in too long, either

low water
ponds and rivers end the summer parched
we need rain . a lot

virga is the meteorological term
for rainfall that evaporates
before touching ground

I remember from watching a desert

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