Poetry: A Perfect Storm
By Baillie Puckett
Photo courtesy NASA via Upsplash.
I’m sorry I couldn’t live up to your expectations,
be the rock to keep you steady
in the waves threatening to consume us.
When you combine two storms
they only grow bigger—
and the longer the peace of the eye lasts
the more devastating it is
when the storm hits land.
that I tried to keep the winds at bay
to save you from my hurricane.
I’ve been a storm chaser all my life,
knowing one day
they’d catch up to me.
the ocean is unforgiving
the moment you ignore Her.