Rolling thunder and pounding rain
greets the ominous grayscale dawn
dark skies threatening, unburdening
heavy clouds of their watery weight.
And between the rushing torrents,
trees hang low from the strain
of dripping diamonds glistening
in stark rays of a shy peeking sun.
But once more the downpour comes
washing the gritty layers of dust away,
bidding goodbye to brutal summer
and a joyful hello to glorious autumn
as the arid desert comes alive, revived
again by the nourishing pouring rain.
©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg
Author’s Note: Sharing one from this day last year. I am so over the heat that won’t subside and having to go to radiation treatments each day. I just cannot get inspired today. Only 3 more treatments to go.
Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories.
You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and her Amazon Author Page