No Rain in Sight


the crickets were forecasting the weather last night,

singing, “No rain in sight, No rain in sight!”

wells are drying up, businesses are shutting down,

soon no one will be living in this deserted town.

today two men were chastised for washing their car,

I’ve got to escape real soon to someplace real far.

my friends are looking at me with evil in their eyes,

my well is still working but i’m beginning to tell lies.

if they only knew I took a bath last night,

they’d sputter and yell and say it wasn’t right.

then one and all would leave with a frown,

and sometime at night my house might burn down.

I’ve got to be careful when crickets sing their song.

anything I might say could be construed as wrong.

I’m breathing dust that hangs heavy in the air,

there’s no rain in sight, so beware, beware!

by dan roberson

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2 thoughts on “No Rain in Sight

  1. So enjoy your signature sense of humor, Dan. Nice to see you are still at it. Your blog hasn’t come up in my reader for over a year, I think. I posted a happy birthday to you on FB, but I don’t think you’ve been on Facebook for awhile. At any ready, good to read you again and I hope all is well with you. Warmly, Jamie

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