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Waiting for Tornadoes

By John I. Blair

Waiting for tornadoes
Watching for wind,
Rain, hail
This stormy night.

Anticipating darkness,
I light candles,
Pursuing the illusion
Of preparedness.

But I donít feel safe,
For in my heart I feel
That darkness laughs
At candles.

©2019 John I. Blair, 5/11/2019


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