Storms

More black than red,
blood gathers in the tube
puncturing the crux
of left elbow –

a drip, drip of saline
curtails effects of dehydration,
while the newly infused
Gravol spreads – a calm
settling nausea; I sigh

Tests indicate an invader –
infection toppling an already
fragile system, cannot afford
the onslaught..

Hours later, I lie watching
as a storm rages outside –
the sweltering heat
having peaked,
now clashing with
cooler air advancing

Partner tracks the weather
patterns on apps, alerts
me of approaching systems

but I don’t need technology
am feeling resonance with
nature’s thunderous fracas.

(Today’s prompts are as follows:  Fandango’s One Word Challenge is curtail,
Ragtag Community’s offering is trace, and Daily Addictions is afford.)

Photo is from personal collection.  With the help of wonder drugs, I am at home recuperating.)

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10 comments

  1. This is designed so beautifully, a clear picture before my eyes:

    “a drip, drip of saline
    curtails effects of dehydration,
    while the newly infused
    Gravel spreads – a calm
    settling nausea; I sigh”

    And the closure is such a powerful epiphany…Loved it… Thank you for sharing such experience….

    More power to you! Take care!

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  2. Love the connection somehow reminding me of Lear on the heath (rage, rage). Maybe it’s nature’s sympathetic rhythm. Hope you feel better soon.

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