June 8, 2013 Sunday Whirl #112

Prompt: park, page, yard, status, shimmering, spill,

spewing, thunder, rest, curb, jets, steps


(Image of the 1930’s Dust Bowl from the Internet)

The Coming Dust Bowl

Thunderclap heard in distance
Yet no drops fall
Onto thirsty landscape

Status of the drought
Third year
Once shimmering lakes dry
No water in the spillway
Bird count down
No rest for the weary

Dust spewing in the wind
Jets fly overhead
In relentless blue
Reminiscent of the
1930’s dust bowl

Children play in the park
Without knowledge
Of the page
That will record the
Current dust bowl

No steps taken
To prevent the
Grass from turning brown
Impossible to curb
Our appetite for oil

Note:  I am having trouble with proper spacing?  Can anyone help me?