Stormy Weather

We are wind and rain
On a dark night,
Blinding headlights in the distance.

Alone on this path we travel together.

Destructive in our nature
Majestic on the ocean’s shore
Calming from the comfort of our bed.

But, there is no safety here.

These thoughts rattle the windows
Shake the foundation beneath my feet
Blow open the doors, leave me exposed.

I cannot pull myself away this time.

I am mesmerized and helpless here
Listening to the wind howling through the trees
The rain relentless against the roof.

I should have gone when the sirens sounded.

Instead, I am frozen in a thousand moments
With nothing left to do
But watch the storm pass me by

Hoping I come out of this alive.

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