Rain

What is one-and-a-half inches

That makes everybody happy?

Answer:

The amount of precipitation from one rainfall.

And then some.

Enough to thoroughly saturate the ground.

But, alas, not enough to raise the river

Or fill the tanks

Or make wet the dry draws.

Still, we give thanks.

We exhale.

We rest.

And we talk about it.

All day.

All night.

And wait.

Wait for it to get hot and dry—

Again.

And then we wait.

Wait for another round of rain.

Hoping and praying.

And watching the rain gauge.

Nothing more?

Back to work.

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