A Small Blessing

by David Filer

Yes, that delicate
noise outside is rain.
Just occasional
showers, the forecasts
said, and now one’s here.

So lawn mowing must
wait a drier day
and will be more work,
the grass another
inch or two taller.

Still, our damp weather
is a small blessing,
keeping the landscape
vibrant, while elsewhere,
drought and flooding reign,

not to mention huge
tornados filling
the news with havoc
on everything in
their turbulent paths.

Yes, that delicate
noise outside is rain.
And we should give thanks
it’s the weather here,
the weather grass loves.