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Dogs 2018

WATERING THE YARD IN THE RAIN
(8/22/18)

automatic
sprinkler systems
do not know
when a sudden
summer shower
might occur

although
I am sure
that very soon
they will

but seeing
them further
drench
a water logged
lawn
seems most
wasteful

most
pointless

usually
in August
the grass would be
sun scorched
by now

irrigation
a requirement
for life

still

there
are people
in there
somewhere

capable
of flipping
switches

turning
dials

sometimes
we obsess so much
over what
we think
that we need

that we
do not realize
what has been
so freely
given