Sugarcane in the flood

2.

Hard to breathe

After the flood
the sugarcane
is still standing
in the field,
waste deep in water,
but not so straight
and not so tall.
~
These tough stalks are
bent over, tired
and finding it hard to breath
in this new world order.
~
Yet in time
the sugarcane
will stand tall again,
after the water recedes,
the mud is gone
and the hope
for a future
returns.