Tuesday, January 5, 2016

At Last Rain And Snow In California

The first of expected El Nino storms arrived in California to deliver much needed snow and rain
To put a dent in the Golden State’s serious drought that for farmers and business a major bane
Suddenly in the pouring rain umbrellas that have not seen any use in years
Along with boots, raincoats and all manner of foul weather gear
Traffic snarled, homeless scattered from the now rushing river beds
Sky resorts clogged  with skiers, snowboarders and kids with sleds
But a couple of storms in January’s first week does not a long term drought end
And may lull Californians into relaxing their conservation of water trend
For today the rain and snow we welcome and look for more
Each drop not converted into flash floods or mudslides will our reservoirs and water tables restore
Thank God it does rain in Southern California regardless of the traffic grief
Pray and dance for more for much needed drought relief
January 5, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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