A Roaring Winter Morning

A Roaring Winter Morning short poem

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Like a jumbo jet
bearing down with a terrible
personal gravity
an intention to harm
as in one of those unreasonable
nightmares that treats you
like a relative
visiting as it wills

tree tops thrash
spotlight painting the blacktop
lurching elderly women
arthritic digits dug
into their manes
ducking and combing
in search of a fist-sized
wasp intent on nesting

a howl in reverse
you turn down the wrong
street and it’s in you
perverse localized low pressure
drying your tongue
sucking breath
and like a toddler you suffer
rather than turn and present
it the strength of your back

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a poet from Seattle Washington USA. His poetry has appeared in print in publications such as Bellowing Ark, Point Nopoint, and most recently in Contraposition magazine. When not writing poetry he is a Human Resources professional, a repentant glutton, and a novelist specializing in the weird-fiction genre.
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