Things that Shove

While I sit on the porch bench

wild winds blow noisily out of the southeast

shoving tree branches and leaves toward the northwest

while agitated storm clouds speed high above out of the northwest

darkening the skies to the southeast

Two winds rushing in two different directions

one on the top of the other in the same sky

Winds like that can really mess up the hair

In the same way

wild events and emotions recently blew noisily out of nowhere

heading me in different directions, both within and around me

Things like these can really mess up the hair, too

(P.S.: My husband is recovering nicely from having blood clots in the lungs, and I’m recovering from all the adrenaline flows.  Sitting in the wind yesterday afternoon, made me realize it was no different than what has been happening within me for the past two weeks.  I’m enjoying a peaceful time now, until the next storm)

TR

Spring Enticement

 

Enticingly placed among thousands of close-standing, newly-budded, tall, dark trees

float snowy white, delicate flowers, on leggy bush trees, in lacy clusters

like ghostly spirits

beckoning me to come…see…touch…experience

refreshing spring in the wild mass of knolls, hills, mountains of West Virginia

TR

Aliens Really Exist

Watching War of the Worlds

fighting aliens with Tom Cruise

Not even aware that

beneath our own house

sinister tentacles burrow stealthily

Just as an alien pulls Tom

up into its evil grasp

my husband shouts from

the bathroom

“The tub is flooded and

the toilet’s overflowing!”

Scramble to stop the double deluge

movie and aliens forgotten

Water came from the dishwasher!

Call the plumber, who

after using the Snake

destroyed the alien

limbs that had taken over

our pipes

Evil extraterrestrials called Elms

from the planet Earth!

 

TR