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California is Drying

California is Drying

California is drying up they say
this drought
only needs another year before 
California
is a sun dried tomato 
California 
is cracked clay of a dry river bed
California
is like the white salty residue my sweat leaves
when i am dehydrated 
riding my bike 
through the soul sucking heat 

California has 1 year of water left
and people still stand in the heat 
and wastewater
on their greedy green grass lawns
you cannot eat grass

California known for farming 
citrus fruits and
endless fields of grapes for wine 
avocados and almonds 
hydroponic pot plants and hops for craft beer

If you drive through 
Central Californian farms 
All the trees are dead
all the people are gone 
all the dust is kicked up
all of the lush farmland 
is now a desert

and our government sucks us dry 
and we suck once fertile California dry
the once proud Golden State 
falls apart in my hands like a petrified fossil.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 2/1/2016 4:25:00 PM
Hi Francis, WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you have fun with this wonderful community. You'll find many friendly poets who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I will enjoy following you and your poetry :) We are Lucky To Have you. Enjoy Poetry Soup:) Your New Poet Friend @-> LINDA <-@
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Date: 1/31/2016 3:36:00 PM
Francis,, Welcome to Poetry Soup. It will be a delight to read and become familiar with your poems in the future. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile others passed when I first joined the soup. Wishing you and your poetry the best. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here STARTING with me- SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT"
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