there are few / left who remember the day / the rain fell so /fast/ the car slipped / from the road

others sat waiting / quietly weeping and waiting for / the rain to cease / to / quiet down taper off / then stop

the earth didn’t / so much as move as explode / outward before collapsing taking / the /swings, the dog house, / the family pet

some of them / could walk while others sat / in the shade watching / lines / being painted on the / rebuilt interstate highway

more than one / thing to do makes one /seem busy and overworked / but / what if the things / are not difficult