Dark clouds rolled in

marring the smooth blue of the sky

the breeze held its breath

the birds were quiet, with nary a sigh.

Will this be the day

when the rains come

to soothe the parched earth

long denied this balm.

Dust swirled about

mocking the awakened hope

as scars traced the land

proclaiming Dry Spell’s work.


I wrote this piece following the prompts from 20 Lines or Less:  smooth, soothe, work, dark.

9 thoughts on “DARK CLOUDS

    1. Thanks, Janna. I just red how much rain is needed in the drought affected areas to reverse the effect of drought – 9-15 inches of rain over a month. I pray they get it.

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