defying expectations

the west wind creates a mound of snow
sticking 3′ out from the east side of my van
it never falls or melts
forcing me to chop it off
with the snow shovel

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the weather again
innocent of inner life
raging in us both

raging in us both
hidden sweetly and talk of
the weather again

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seasons’ Ferris wheel
Cool Rains reel
Storm gauze Spun starkly dark
Winds flower Thunder petals
Fresh dewdrops meet steel
nature’s carnival barker

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wearing the weather

my classroom window reveals large downed branches
from three different trees, water from the great melt, &
people walking around in shirt sleeves and high winds

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Swirling winds slash against an amber sky. Buffeted by the maelstrom, her arms raised, blissful, fulfilled. Disappearing into thin air.

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storm lanterns
do yeoman duty

lighting the night
& vigilantly waiting

for the inevitable
bad weather

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