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Sunday best.

Jesus Christ on a bike
- it’s been hot today.

Silent, dripping sweat
heavy,   waiting,

                         waiting,

                                        waiting.
no breath, no breeze, no respite.

Silence.

And then it comes all at once,
a lusty kiss from God,
the thunderous roar of monsoon rain
on the corrugated porch.

I step out into the warm sweet rain
as it throws up little puffs of dust
in the baking sandy soil

and I am soaked in an instant
and me and the tree-frog exchange
meaningful looks
as the mango & banana trees
throw off their workaday clothes
and don their Sunday best.