Thursday, June 12, 2008

storms passed

the storms have passed
everything is drenched
we're having our
second bout of flooding
this year

columbus junction
has the river
13 feet above flood stage
and i heard but haven't verified that
the levee broke there

there's going to be many folks
reconstructing their lives

the major storm passed us
after a couple hours

the real heartbreak today
was over the catbirds
having their nest raided
by the cowbirds (we think)
eggs broke
nest abandoned

the sun will come out tomorrow
tomorrow
will the catbirds sing