and then the rain starts.
the water pours down from the sky in sheets.
the streets fill and city floods.
like you absolutely wouldn’t believe.
Everything is cool and fresh.
New birds appear with this sudden change of weather,
the toads are out in force. keeping us awake with their insane loudness.
the creepy crawlies appear.
four legs, six legs, eight, 300. flooded out of their homes,
It’s when the rain begins in earnest that I get to worrying
about the critters coming in to get away from the rising water.
for the critters