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Approaching Thunder by James Morehead

July 3, 2011

Approaching Thunder

by James Morehead

this paper is ripped from my hands
                                                  by wind

scrambling in pursuit
as it flies higher
i realize it's pointless
                                  this struggle
but continue the game of chase

halfway across a field
victory
the paper is mine again

but the counterattack has begun
a small drop of water
     sits in the middle
         of the sheet

this warning came too late
the wind has slowed
making me an easy target
                                          as the clouds open 

it seems nature has won
         i retreat
my head covered
with the water-soaked paper

ah!  triumph!
                     my car
                     my final stronghold

too bad it won't start
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