Storm

When the wind abates
Earth her claw relents
From pounding gusts
That tear
Wreck and havoc make
Of plants torn from their roots
flattened
Cast adrift
Stricken vessels in the night
A spun whirlpool of debris flung
Of shredded leaves and twigs
And grasses arched like waves
Fall limp in strands
And spent;

Listen to the noise
Feel the shifting sands
The pounding starts again
Creaking corners of the house
The trembling of the frames
Flickering distant lights
The night is long- awake.

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