it rained; rather it poured!
sheets and buckets of water
fell in just a few hours;
our street became a river!
got a text from city hall
shelter in place, they said
roads flooded, school’s out
no work, just stay in bed!
no way! grinning ear to ear
we rushed out with a canoe
and up and down our street
we paddled till after two!
© F Aparici...    04/21/2016

On April 18, 2016 17-inches of rain fell in Houston within 24 hours. That's one-third of Houston's average annual rainfall. Several areas were flooded and major thoroughfares were closed. But even during nature's violent events, we can still find something good and enjoyable.

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