the early summer monsoon
but means wind, rain, thunderstorms
not like the mean-spirited VIRGA
who only rains dirt
monsoon brings renewed life to the desert
softens baked earth like
a cookie dipped in milk
the air is no longer dead as if purified by the heat
charged with energetic ions
dancing with excitement
three close lightning strikes
oooh, lights out!
time to abandon rambling write
feel my way through dark hallway
and peek out waiting window
just as anticipated...
neighbor's message in Morse code
halogen flashlight says
hey, you want to come over?
and bring a couple of fosters.....
once again the monsoon brings life to the desert