soggy bottoms

Elsie at Ramblings of a Writer challenges us to write a poem using “water” and “thirst”. Mine is an “etheree” with ten lines, each of increasing syllables.


 

wet

when it
rains it pours

saturation,
precipitation,
weather aberration

water cannot drain away
groundwater rises, creek beds flood

farmers, crops and lawns thirst for sunshine
iowa’s summer uncommonly wet!

 

wet lump of humanity yields

 

clay in Potter’s hands

chosen, held firm, gently shaped

fired, purified, filled

vessel to pour out His love

beautiful, useful purpose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to Carpe Diem prompt: clay