Thursday, July 29, 2010

Flood Gutters

When I was a kid Tucson flooded.

Angry, churning waters filled the washes and destroyed roads and bridges. 

The gutters on the South Side of The Old Pueblo flowed like filthy rivers.

I didn't have a swimming pool so I put my swim suit on and played in the gutter.

Cars would go by and honk.  I waved happily and smiled.  Muddy, black gutter water splashed into my mouth.

It's raining today.  I love the smell of rain in the desert.

Would that I lived near a flooded gutter...