Stuart A. Chasmar

The Monsoon Sonata

Heavenly keyboard hands
Electrify the leaden skies
Tickle arid western plains with
Roaring thunderous rains
Swift new muddy streams appear
For moments in the mountains
Baring roots of stubborn trees
Revealing amber agate's hideaways
Mule deer and the javalina pigs
Share the search for haven
Dry against the sky while
Hidden from the cougar
The village birds gather tight
Against the storm that rages
Under my patio's protection
Eating dry seeds, singing