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Drought

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The form is octal syllabic verse drizzled throughout with alliteration.


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Drought

Pedaling along river drive empty plastic grocery bags fluttered and flapped from tree branches like lost battle surrender flags that line the drought-stricken river. Their interspersed clings reminded me of inundated levels this now anemic river reached; where once the floodwaters surged south along its journey to the sea its now imperceptive flow struggles, its intimate's exposed: river-bottom, water-worn rocks sit like petrified bowler hats.

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  1. Date: 6/11/2012 4:11:00 AM
    This is great... I really enjoyed it. Nice to get such a blessing in such a beautiful monday afternoon.

  1. Date: 4/15/2012 3:24:00 PM
    very descriptive and beautifully expressed!

  1. Date: 4/15/2012 2:47:00 PM
    Wow! What a strong moving description! I really loved this.... Thanks Albert... Love Diana