Saturday, October 17, 2015

El Nino Warnings With Mud

The Golden State has been in a prolonged drought
A lack of rain and acres burned by wildfire continuing to mount
More and more a state of brown as plants wither and cling barely to life
Rationing of water and higher prices adding to our daily strife
Parched lands, forests and farmers looking to El Nino as the second coming of an Aquatic Christ
Especially those growing almonds or worse growing rice
The now Brown State is the bread basket for many of the nation’s crops
Without an end to the drought this misery will grow and not stop
Conservation and dying lawns will help the lack of water  but will not solve
The increase in wildfires burnt homes and crop losses can only into chaos devolve
With the ground rock hard and moisture unable to retain
Mother Nature in the LA Basin dumped on us a ton of rain
Not to trickle down and the water table restore
But a sea of mud with Noah like lore
Blocking freeways and highway in a gooey lethal mess
While the end of the drought it did not address
Only a warning that in later months El Nino may be boring down us like an out of control freight train
Bringing increasing amounts of torrential almost monsoon like rain
© October 16, 2015, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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