#OctPoWriMo Day 18

181 Days Without Rain

it’s been too long
since rejuvenating waters fell,
that sound so soothing
is the music
I’ve been missing

a little storm
to stir the soul,
thunder rolling
to fill the silence,
lightning to jolt
the dulled senses

in dreams I can
count on grey skies,
flash floods,
& petals covered
in healing dew

in memories
I can puddle jump,
run for cover,
dance with my umbrella

purified, baptismal flow
from these dark clouds
that surround me
is exactly
what my ash heart needs

Published by Jennifer Patino