Saguaro Overlords

The word they call it is “drought”
the word they use to describe it
is “historic,” but what
do the Tuareg call it
as they roam ceaselessly the Sahara
they need no word for “drought”
they need no descriptive terms
to classify what kind of “drought”
they are experiencing
because drought is their experience
“it is” as the kids say “what it is”
that is their life
all they know
the desert to roam
and so to too soon
will we wonder at what words
once were
deemed needed
in those great old days of rain


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