The Gift

A storm is coming.
One that will sweep you
off your feet
before you even know
it has arrived.

This is how the gods
like to work sometimes.

Unapologetic insistence.

They will whisk in
with tsunamis and floods,
tornados and hurricanes,
their message for you
wrapped in a golf ball-sized
piece of hail, carried on
a gust of wind that
rips the roof from your home.

How do they justify such
rash and risky behavior?

They end it with a gift.

A double rainbow that
takes your breath away,
etches the sky with electric color,

erasing all but the essential lessons
of the storm gone by.

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