Poemdog

Dogs 2016

MAKE IT RAIN
(6/26/16)


the sprinkler
soaks the soil
at night

by the next
afternoon
the ground is baked
by the summer sun
into parking lot
consistency

the effort
seems
a waste

but
the birds

the squirrels

seem to
enjoy
the cool
moist respite

the flora
wilts

the fauna
thrives

with just
enough
green in between
to maintain
the pretense
of a lawn

the neighbors
nodding
their approval

me
only knowing
that I'll have
to mow
tomorrow