storm warnings

within the parameters of this house
I negotiate the layered currents’
free flow of emotion like weathermen
on local television plot storm fronts
moving rapidly across the great plains
the confluent strands of simple stress
exacerbated exponentially
by our jobs’ high pressure influxes wreck
havoc through the fragile day’s emergent
desire for a sheltered happiness
where we can run as another storm rains
hail down upon the world still around us
until we discover our lives have grown
once again from the rubble left behind
(October 1, 2013)

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