Easter Sunday, Lake Baringo



The rising and falling,
fire and ice, droplets and friction,
discharge in deep groans…
Our darkness lit, just for a moment,
earth rejoicing in rain after
three bone-dry days.

Buckety-buck one,
buckety-buck two…

Closer, and ever closer.


[I spent Easter with family in Kenya, and Sunday produced the most magnificent thunderstorm. The hippos that mooched past our veranda seemed unperturbed.]