17 thoughts on “Flood

  1. Kathy Combs says:

    This really resonates with me. It seems like every summer is great…then fall comes and the shit hits the fan so to speak. The flood waters rise like the bills pile up, and even though the paychecks keep a coming, there isn’t enough to pay everything! UGH. And it is like this every single fall with the added expense of school starting.


  2. Sarah Ann says:

    Could so relate to the ‘sudden shock of summer’s end’ and it feels as if you’ve punched those words out. Such a thoughtful and lingering ending.


  3. tnkerr says:

    When I read about the rivers rising, at the beginning, I thought I knew where you were going.
    I was so wrong.
    I’m still learning. This was great.
    And, deeper than the rivers of which you write.


  4. Silverleaf says:

    Oh, this really hit home for me. I love the picture you painted – both the literal one and the internal one. Such beautiful imagery! I especially loved “confluence of our circumstances”, and “the wants and desires that carried us here.” The last sentence at first struck me as more colloquial than the rest, but upon re-reading it, I now see it as almost wry. I think it really ties the piece together.


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