When L.L. Barkat contacted me to write about rain for Tweetspeak Poetry, we were in a drought in South Louisiana. I agreed to write the piece and then walked to the backside of our family farm to close a gate.
For weeks, I’d been asking the gathering clouds to open their swollen, gray bellies. It had become a mantra in the back of my mind. When I returned to the house, I sat down and wrote “Incantations for Rain.” Click here to read.
The day after Laura accepted my piece for publication, it began to rain. And rain. And it continued to storm and to pour for three weeks. Yesterday, a tropical storm formed in the Atlantic and is headed straight for the Gulf.