April 15: Brainstorm (#NaPoWriMo #NaPoWriMo2020 #GloPoWriMo #Poetry)

 

BRAINSTORM

Gusts of wind, windows

rattling, banging, shattering

panes of glass, sending

fallen leaves flying.

Searching in vain

for torchlight, a candle

in pitch black, flickering,

howling shadows twirling.

Grasping for hope, collapsing

the wall (and the world?)

to dust, with resistance

remaining futile, doubting

’til the tree limbs free

lancing through the night,

by chance, releasing me

unnerved yet unbound.

 

(Image: Award-winning photograph taken by ABC Open contributor Jordan Cantelo in Wyalkatchem, Western Australia. See “Storm photography a matter of preparation and having an escape route, weather tracker says” by Sophie Colvin, ABC News, December 8, 2018.)

 

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