Footnote: Summer Rains

[in memory of Francois, and Shiki]


To cleanse, cool, and scent

the air; and quench the thirst of

local verdure---these

clouds rain:  wrong to denounce their

pastel grayness in this light.



Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written in memory of an exquisitely beautiful fashion model, and the great poet of Tanka and Haiku.

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