flash floods (poem)

flash flood
flash flood



Saturated she

just refuses to let more

in. Flash floods must rage.


Swallowed whole

Flash floods swallow whole

the bridge. Saturated earth’s

blatant refusal.


These are the latest two poems in my water series. Two haikus wrestling with the same moment, but each one capturing something different. I worked on these over the weekend while visiting my brother. The boys were so struck by the fury, suddenness, and relentlessness of the flooding. Sammy was really amused by it. He loves things which are doing something they are not supposed to…

take me to the water...
take me to the water…

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