We’re Okay

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Widow’s Walk – photo by Wild Thing

Storm has past
Leaving a strange
Green light
Branches . . . twigs
Fallen to the ground

Distant rumble
Echoes back
As a taunt
Perhaps a threat
It could come back

Unknown paper
Straggles by
Unable to walk
A straight line
Dizzy from its ride

Homes dark
No light
Shines from within
Each looking
Like a death mask

People stand
Outside dazed
Taking stock
Clean up, repairs
Counting their blessings

Here, there
Cell phone
To the ear
“Yes, we’re ok,
It only stormed here.”

Wild Thing ©2016

Written for Prompt #51

Writing Rebelsm

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2 thoughts on “We’re Okay

  1. Perfect timing!!!

    I’m reading this at the very time I happen to be hearing a rumbling in the distance of more storm to come after we’ve already had a good “monsoon” come through. It’s not as severe as the storm in your poetry… but the distant thunder lends a marvelous background effect.

    Galen

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