The Damp Air Was Heavy…

by And the White Lion Roars!

And the white lion roars!

And the white lion roars!

The world is wet today.
El Nino has come for an extended visit.
My world is wet today.
There are puddles on the manicured lawns.
There is not enough drainage for the streets to be dry.
I’m walking in the rain
when I notice that scent. Heavier, but similar to the honeysuckle that I love.
Where is that coming from?
When did magnolias become so popular?
I take a drive,
I suddenly notice magnolias everywhere.
Covered with new blooms.
The leaves on the trees are every magnified, intensified shade of green
And the stark, bright red of male cardinals against the charcoal gray clouds.