day seventy-two

day seventy-two at madness manor
& the creek
came for a visit
i watched
helplessly
worst case scenarios
playing on loop
in my head…
the water didn’t care
it came up
from the ground
it came over the bridge
just to let me know
how powerless
i am
just to let me know
what’s important
& how
ultimately
i just need to let go
to trust.

so super scary! i knew going in there would be some flooding, & i would get water in my basement…but to actually watch the creek rise…& rise…& not stop rising until it was knocking on my backdoor….
scary as fuck.
water is a powerful element, y’all.

that last one is my backyard.
i am so so so very grateful there was no real damage–just mud in my basement & things knocked around by the water.
i don’t know how often this will happen. a city worker told me that the bridge is at fault & needs to be widened.
thing is, i live in a valley with a creek and when heavy rains come, they wash off of all those hills & into the creek & the water comes from near & far to accumulate right by my house.
& these days, the heavy rains come more & more often.

nevertheless, i still feel lucky to live here.
i still love madness manor–more even now that i have seen her handle this flood.

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