The Green Parts

Mexico City Storm

Its raining hard in Mexico City
in defiance of my old notion
that Mexico is a desert.
Turns out the maps
on the wall in high school
I studied in my daydreaming
weren’t all that accurate,
that they depicted concepts
other than climate.
In hindsight, I guess
I should have found it strange
to show so little lively green
and so much dead brown,
but I how could I have known?
I’d never been anywhere
but the green parts before.