Summer Storms

May 13, 2021

Nogal House

Indian Divide, New Mexico

 Summer Storms

Dawn rested soft clouds

On the peak of the Vera Cruz

Morning wind came

And swept them away

Dispersing precious moisture

And stealing hopes of rain

Yet still the air is cool

And moist with prayed for storms

Lifting our spirits

Above the drought

And sending tendrils of hope

From the heart of the yucca

Aching to flower

For the bring summer storms

I woke early to watch the clouds race through the morning sky while the heavier fog lay still on the mountain top. It is always heartening to see the mountain peaks cloaked in moisture and this morning it settled deep into the canyons to the east, only to disperse with the rising of the sun. Still, there was moisture enough for it to be there, and it makes me hopeful that some distant storm will bring a trace of rain to these thirsty hills. Drought has become the norm here and the threat of fire is omnipresent. It is a recent memory rather than a great concern. It all could have burned here but it didn’t. We were saved by a late winter storm that surely won’t repeat itself. Next time we may not be so lucky, and next time will be soon enough if it doesn’t rain. It isn’t raining, but there were clouds. We will pray for summer storms.

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