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“On Hold”

As we continue through this November heat wave, it’s nice to remember that we did recently have rain. Please enjoy this poem by one of our fabulous volunteers, Chuck Wright. Not only is he a poet and a photographer (enjoy his photo of a Western Fence Lizard above), he dedicates countless hours to restoring our open spaces — whatever the weather may be.

Thank you, Chuck.

 

ON HOLD

the busy operator or robot
says
“Please hold”
and then you wait and wait and wait

nature has been put
“on hold”

no water
no dew
no moisture

and then last week it came
RAIN
glorious rain

.3 on an inch in LCWP
and
on the north facing slope
at
barbara’s lake hill

restoration site
was GREEN
GLORIOUS GREEN

i gape in wonder &
exclaim
IT’S GREEN
LIKE WINTER GREEN
like it is supposed to be GREEN

bryophytes galore
mosses green & plump
and ferns with fronds at
least an inch long

oh i
hope the pause
of the “please
hold”
will be no
more
let there be
green green green