Night Thoughts

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Night Thoughts
(for Tanya Cliff)

The weight of the weather
with its dark clouds pushing
down on my shoulders
bends me to its omnipotent will.

I know my back doesn’t have
the power to lift up my heart
and soar above such heavy clouds.

I need a chariot of fire …
yet the clouds are so strong,
and the light is so weak
it won’t break through,
except in sudden flashes.

I hear the creak of sodden wheels.
Clouds blinker the lightning
as thunder crashes through my brain.

I listen to the pouring down of rain
and pull the bed sheets over my head.

2 thoughts on “Night Thoughts

  1. Me and my teddy bear: sheets pulled over our heads: ‘don’t worry, it won’t last long.’ ‘Hope it doesn’t hit the house.’ ‘Wow, was that an earthquake?’ ‘Just the thunder making the house shake.’ I don’t know who was comforting whom.

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