Deborah Barchi

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

The sullen summer sky
too long overburdened with grief
too long denied needed relief
lashes out at the desiccated earth
hurls diamond-tipped spears
carves runnels in the dirt
topples the shallow-rooted trees
batters whatever remains
drives the innocent insects and birds
to insufficient shelter from the rain.

While we, demonstrating…

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.