March 29th, 2021

Venus

Idol Survivor: "Now The Storm"

Now The Storm
idol survivor | daily-fic challenge, day 10

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The storm unrolls the sky
as I wait beneath this oak,
the hair along my neck
rising and listening—
or just waiting
to be struck down.

Hours ago, it was clear—
a bright, warm Spring day.
Now the air has shifted
(the wind, the sky)
and trouble sprints
to close the distance.

What was I thinking,
going out so freely
and easily, as if the world
could actually be kind?

I should have been
more careful, yes—
more careful, watchful,
always something more.
We gather facts
against the future,
but they never
help us here and now.

We try to hide from lightning,
brave the thunder,
but we forget the stubborn rain
will always find us.


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