|A Sunburnt and Thirsty Plant by Sharon Apted|
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Hell descended upon the prairie, bringing with it caustic heat that destroyed crops and ignited tempers. The earth cracked as all life-giving moisture vanished. The natives prayed for relief but their dances around sacred fires only brought sweaty frustration. Finally, one blessed day, the heavens opened and poured out renewing rains, restoring plants, people, and faith.
Drops of revival
After an extended drought
Can soothe a parched soul.
~~~ This poem was written for the haibun challenge at Poetic Asides. You can find more information on the hiabun form here.