“Pre-Season Tropical Storm Reverie”

(May 18, 2018)


wind-whipped waves of rain

stage early stormtime rehearsal

I switch to ‘wet-wear!*


  • (May, usually, in Central Florida is the final gasp of the springtime Dry Season – but not always.  In the past two weeks we have surpassed a near 9-inch yearly deficit by an inch or more – and someone forgot to close the spigot.  Gray low clouds already march in formation along out beach-side coastline barely 30 miles away and not-to-be-outdone, a westerly breeze pushes more moisture-ladened similar sky-cover in from The Gulf Coast.  Lest I revel too much I must recall the last time we had a 30-inch June rainfall was in 1960: and Hurricane Donna roared up a then-non-existent Interstate-4 superhighway and crossed Sanford with its eye en route to adding another two feet of wet stuff, taking a goodly chunk of The Daytona Beach Pier off to sea and later did damage to Boston’s Old North Church Steeple.  Someone who prayed for rain forgot to close the spigot, hmmm?)

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