June Rain

Rain over Cerro Pedernal, Abiquiu, New Mexico. Color 35mm Kodak film | photo by author

Grey lady walks
across the land
gathering
visits the coast, wades out to sea
lassos the waterspout
collecting raindrops

Scales the mountains
to pine needle music
harbors a cache of snow
scooping up the wind

Sweeps across the plains
raking armloads of sunshine
from the sky
comes away with
pocketfuls of heat

High steps over mesas
combing wild hair
with wands of ocotillo

Leaves dancing footprints
in the dust
gracious fingers painting the canyons

Shakes out her skirts
reviving the desert
with a downpour of promise
and renewal


Another from my Medium archive. Abiquiu is a little bit of an obsession of mine. I’ve written about it on my blog at least twice, and I have secret hopes of camping there again this summer. If you’d like to see more photographs of the area and me waxing ecstatic about the place, you can find that here.

Published by amyjasek

Film photographer, mother, positively passionate about life in general, Texan : )

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