Spring Rains, Daily haiku

heavy spring rains
temperatures rise and fall
tornado sirens wail

© Colleen M. Chesebro

Wow… we have experienced some torrential, flooding rains today. We currently have a tornado watch in effect until 8 pm tonight. We have not had a tornado, but with the temperature fluctuations it’s really interesting. At one point this morning, we were 71 degrees F. Now, we’re 62 F. For Michigan in April, that’s really warm. A cold front is approaching from the west.

I had a doctor’s appointment this morning. My husband waited in the car. The sky was black as night and the street lights came on. He said the winds were so strong they rocked our Jeep Grand Cherokee!

When we got home, the cats were cuddled together on the couch. They’ve been very uneasy today. I hope the wild weather settles soon.

I’m back to work. See you tomorrow. 💜

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

26 thoughts on “Spring Rains, Daily haiku

  1. Hope those winds die down and your weather settles.. Tornadoes scary…
    Cats know the best place to be…

    Weather here all over the place.
    We had two nights of a hard frost again. Then warmed up 10 degrees . Lovely blue clear cloudless sky all day yesterday. Today heavy downpours all day.

    But Easter weekend looming is often unpredictable weather around this time…

    Sending ❤️ love Colleen ❤️ 😍

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    1. Sophie is my weather cat. When the weather is wild she’s very restless. We weren’t home when this storm hit. I walked in and found them both together (butt to butt) on the couch. They only cuddle like that when they are uneasy.

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    1. We’re back to normal temperatures (it was 36 degrees F. this morning) and a watery sun is shining in a gauzy sky. I think that’s my poem for the day. LOL! 😂 Be safe. The weather is wild this year, Yvi.

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  2. Those are scary conditions, Colleen. Animals are more sensitive to weather conditions than humans and your cuddling cats want a feeling of security. Stay safe!

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  3. That sounds scary, Colleen. And the last line of your haiku is chilling. I would like the warm temps, but not that wind and those dark skies. I hope the danger of tornadoes has passed. Strange climate changes so far this year.

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    1. Wednesday was a scary, stormy day. It’s been fine ever since and we returned to normal chilly temperatures. Typical spring, except we’ve had double our normal rain. I won’t complain about that. Last year, we were rain-free! It is some strange weather.

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