When the wind abates
Earth her claw relents
From pounding gusts
That tear
Wreck and havoc make
Of plants torn from their roots
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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