the rains return
to quench your dried up soul
and mine

hearts parched 
hardened from a winter without warmth
cracked from a spring without rain

heavy clouds darken the sky
as heat sizzles between us
lightning signals imminent danger

each year we try to break this cycle
find other relief from our droughts

but our nature can’t be defied

a raindrop falls
trickles down my face
you trace its path with your mouth

the summer storm
nourishes the barren land
returns us to one another