Sudden Rain
(from a painting by Featured Artist Terry Davis vol.193 ~ July 2017)
by Michael Escoubas

It happened all in a fury—
of clouds rushing like an army

mustering to attack a slumbering
foe, teeth flashing
like sabers rattling in sunlight.

Then the sky opened for hooves
pouring through
the firmament, musket-fire of rain

satiating parched ground, pouring
fresh nutrients
on earth crying out for relief.

The attack was over within moments
of its charge …
horses retreating, sabers sheathed—

fields and foliage lift grateful hands
in tribute to Him
who hears the cries of suffering land.


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