Friday, September 23, 2016

Island Aprehension

Island people never skip
For joy on a glorious day…
We stand alert and ready,
Eyeing storms that head our way.

Dodging swallows and bats in the summer;
Avoiding spider webs in the fall,
We hunker down for the winter,
When the wild winds threaten us all.

The absent sun returns in spring,
To fields a John Deere tractor plows…
There is a sudden beauty defiant;
Heaven rarely reveals or allows.

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