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I’m Praying for the Rain to Arrive

The first downpour of the season continues to amaze me every year

I hold my breath with disdain
For the dust devils dancing on
The stony gravel track.

Swirling dervishes
Taunt me with their dry humor,
Rejecting rumors
Floating in the heavenly clouds
Who whisper — dare not speak…



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Caroline de Braganza

Wise Older Woman (WOW). Poetry, essays, humor. Passion for mental health, social justice, politics, culture, the world. Incorruptible and proud South African!