It never rains in Southern California

The rains have come to Southern California.
I watch them from the front seat of my home.
The wind shield is foggy and my visibility low.

Just outside stands a lone orange tree.

The tree is heavy and bright with ripe fruit.

Although the skies are whipping the rain

and being forceful with what they do,

the tree only slightly sways and isn't going anywhere.

It stands knowing it's purpose

and is happy being just what it is.


Ray Strickland

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