Today's Beautiful Gem: `back to a standpipe in a tenement yard' by
Jean Binta Breeze.

"we set drums to catch the rain
it didn't rain
we trekked miles to the river
the river dried
the trucks caem once or twice
then stopped
we marched to see the councillor
who told us
`sorry my party's not in power'"

Om s'aantih: Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao