Well, it’s five’ til three
and wow! The sun’s gone
the skies lit a powdery solemn
gray with a silence that haunts,
as a scream of sirens sound off
in the distance.
The calm before the storm is here.
A midday thunderstorm is forecast
for Florida today, not unusual
but still ominous. The smell of humid
sidewalks and tarry macadam
waft in the front door.
Acrid at first but swiftly replaced
with life-saving oxygen, in between
the toxic fumes that mingle in
ahhhh I breathe
slow and deep
I lose my breath once again.
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