Rainy Drought

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The sky does fun things here. No more than Minneapolis or Vancouver, and I know it’s not true everything here is bigger, but I’d buy more ostentatious—more selective.

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The City of Austin doesn’t have tornado sirens. Instead our phones blow up at godawful o’clock with perpetual flash flood warnings and looming coffins.

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Squalls. Lots of them.

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These past few months the earth has sipped its fill, saturated to bursting. But we’re still in a drought, still overspilling. When me and Mudcat ventured out to Adventure Alley, I turned around and didn’t drown my dog.

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She’s a weirdo and only likes water she can lick.

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