When it rains…

When it rains after a long dry spell,
it is hot and humid and stifling
the rain only seems to be interested in a fling with the earth
the water sizzles away even before falling on the ground
vanishes mistily from parched leaves
leaving them steaming behind
the roots remain thirsty as ever, wanting more
but getting none of the promised moisture
the sun reappearsΒ  in all its blazing glory
and the wait begins, again.

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