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Too Long Denied Needed Relief

The theatrical fury of Nature

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

The sullen summer sky
too long overburdened with grief
too long denied needed relief
lashes out at the desiccated earth
hurls diamond-tipped spears
carves runnels in the dirt
topples the shallow-rooted trees
batters whatever remains
drives the innocent insects and birds
to insufficient shelter from the rain.

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.